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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 862

Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis

1 Departments of Vitreo-Retinal Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Retina Fellow, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Smital M Metange
Aravind Eye Hospital, S. N. High Road, Vannarpettai, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1266_21

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Nalwar SK, Metange SM. Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:862

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Nalwar SK, Metange SM. Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 19];2:862. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/862/351120

Persistent tunica vasculosa lentis (PTVL) results from the failure of the regression of the primary hyaloid vasculature surrounding the developing lens in utero and occurs in >90% of the infants born <36 weeks due to the deficiency of Wnt7b and angiopoietin 2.[1] It may be associated with a shallow anterior chamber, cataract, elongated ciliary processes, and microphthalmos.[2] The treatment varies from observation to lensectomy and fibrovascular retrolenticular membrane removal, though anti-Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been tried. Here is a 29-year-old male who had a visual acuity of 20/30 in the right eye with retrolenticular fibrovascular membrane. The fundus was normal with a completely vascularized retina in the periphery [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Retrolenticular fibrovascular membrane with prominent vessels extending close to the center of the lens

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Renz BE, Vygantas CM. Hyaloid vascular remnants in human neonates. Ann Ophthalmol 1977;9:179-84.  Back to cited text no. 1
Chen C, Xiao H, Ding X. Persistent fetal vasculature. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila) 2019;8:86-95.  Back to cited text no. 2


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