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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-190

Small eyes, big problems: Cataract surgery in nanophthalmos

1 Junior Resident, MN Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Academic Director, MN Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Senior Resident, MN Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nivean Madhivanan
Academic Director, No. 781, MN Eye Hospital, TH Road, Chennai - 600 021, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_76_18

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Nanophthalmos is characterized by bilateral and symmetrical small eyes with shortened axial length of 20 mm or less (two standard deviation below average axial length), high lens-to-eye volume ratio with shallow anterior chamber, enophthalmos, and narrow palpebral fissures. All these features make it challenging for cataract surgery, in this case report, we suggest few necessary steps taken for an uncomplicated outcome.

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