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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 673-675

Cataract surgery outcomes in patients with lenticonus: A case series


Department of Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Madhu Shekhar
Chief, Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_542_22

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Cataract surgery in lenticonus is challenging because of increased fragility of the lens capsule. In this case series, we report three different modes of cataract surgery in 15 eyes of ten patients with lenticonus. Six patients had Alport syndrome, out of which two were diagnosed after ophthalmic examination. Two patients had posterior lenticonus, among which one had persistent fetal vasculature. There was a significant improvement in visual acuity following cataract surgery. Therefore, cataract surgery can be safely performed in patients with lenticonus, and ophthalmologists can retard the progression of renal failure by early diagnosis.


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