TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research

: 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  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

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Dr. Vijayalakshmi A Senthilkumar
Department of Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

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Senthilkumar VA, Vineela P. Ectopia lentis in marfan syndrome.TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2021;59:415-415

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Senthilkumar VA, Vineela P. Ectopia lentis in marfan syndrome. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];59:415-415
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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.[1] 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.[2],[3]{Figure 1}

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