New management strategies for ectopia lentis

Melissa A. Simon, Catherine A. Origlieri, Anthony M. Dinallo, Brian J. Forbes, Rudolph S. Wagner, Suqin Guo

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Ectopia lentis refers to displacement of the crystalline lens in the setting of various systemic and metabolic disorders. A literature review was conducted to investigate the management of non-traumatic ectopia lentis in the pediatric population, particularly focusing on surgical intervention. Both limbal and pars plana approaches for lensectomy are well established in the literature. Surgical options for intraocular lens implantation in pediatric eyes with ectopia lentis include anterior chamber intraocular lenses and iris-fixated or scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lenses. Recently, the use of capsular tension rings has also been described with promising results. Visual rehabilitation and treatment of amblyopia are essential for patients within the amblyogenic age group following surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-281
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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