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  • Pars plana lensectomy for the management of ectopia lentis in children

    Published in:

    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus, Vol: 41, Page: 289-94

    Publication Date:

    2004 Sep-Oct

    Aims & Objectives:

    This study described Pars plana lensectomy for the management of ectopia lentis in children


    BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic ectopia lentis arises from a variety of inherited disorders. It may also occur as an isolated abnormality in an otherwise healthy individual. Surgical intervention is necessary when lens subluxation causes a significant refractive error resulting in amblyopia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the results of pars plana lensectomy for nontraumatic ectopia lentis in 24 eyes of 13 patients and provide data on the merits of this surgical approach. better in 17 of 22 eyes and 6/12 or better in 19 of 22 eyes. Other than contact lens-related problems, there were no perioperative or postoperative complications. CONCLUSIONS: Pars plana lensectomy is a safe, effective procedure for the management of ectopia lentis. Visual outcomes are excellent. These findings should encourage earlier surgery when indicated to prevent amblyopia and improve visual acuity.


    A. J. Shortt; B. Lanigan; M. O'Keefe

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Case Series Study » Descriptive Studies - Without a comparision


    ectopia lentis

    International Classification:

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa - Disorders of lens - ectopia lentis



    Republic of Ireland (Dublin)