Cataract surgery and histological findings of the posterior lens capsule in juvenile posterior lenticonus Sayaka Nagata 1 , Yugo Saitoh 1 , Kiyofumi Mochizuki 1 , Yoshitaka Onishi 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kanazawa Univ Sch of Med 2Dept of Ophthalmol, faculty of Med Kyushu Univ pp.613-616
Published Date 1995/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410904249
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We performed cataract surgery in a patient with posterior lenticonus and examined histological-ly the posterior capsule of the lens. The patient was a 4-year-old boy, complaining of photophobia in his left eye. The patient was treated after surgery with occlusion of the fellow eye, and the visual acuity of the left eye improved to 0.8 versus 0.3 preoperatively. Histopathological examination showed abnormal multiple layers of epithelial cells in the area of the posterior conus. Abnormal proliferation of ectopic epithelial cells in the posterior capsule was the probable pathogenesis of the posterior lenticonus.

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