|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 415
Ectopia lentis in marfan syndrome
Vijayalakshmi A Senthilkumar, P Vineela
Department of Glaucoma Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||02-Mar-2020|
|Date of Decision||10-Apr-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||21-Apr-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||21-Dec-2021|
Dr. Vijayalakshmi A Senthilkumar
Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Senthilkumar VA, Vineela P. Ectopia lentis in marfan syndrome. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2021;59:415
A 17-year-old male presented to us with decreased vision in both eyes (BE) since childhood. His best-corrected visual acuity was 6/24 in the right eye and 6/12 in the left eye. Slit lamp examination after dilatation revealed subluxated crystalline lens temporally with visible edges of the lens in BE [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Systemic examination of the patient showed marfanoid features as tall stature (175 cm), thin spider-like fingers with mitral regurgitation. The patient underwent sequential pars plana lensectomy and scleral fixated intraocular lens in BE. Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease, characterized by ocular, musculoskeletal, and cardiac manifestations. It is caused by mutations in FBN1 gene, which codes for fibrillin protein. Ectopia lentis or lens subluxation is seen in 60%–80% of Marfan syndrome patients. Lens subluxation is usually bilateral and superotemporal or temporal. It can vary from asymptomatic condition to significant subluxation, in which the equator of the lens is in the pupillary axis causing diplopia or decreased vision.,
|Figure 1: (a) Slit lamp photograph of the right eye after dilatation with diffuse illumination showing temporally subluxated crystalline lens with the visibility of the edge of the lens in the pupillary axis. (b) Slit lamp photograph of the right eye after dilatation with retroillumination showing the decreased number of ciliary zonules, as well as increased space between the zonules|
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