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Cataract surgery in Alagille syndrome

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First Author: P.Gomez Faiña SPAIN

Co Author(s): X. Nunez Perez   J. Gracia Martinez                 

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To report one case of Alagille Syndrome submitted to cataract surgery.


Hospital de Sabadell (CSPT), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.


A 34-year-old woman diagnosed of intrahepatic bile duct hypoplasia or Alagille Syndrome immediately after neonatal cholestatic jaundice, which consults for decrease of visual acuity in her right eye. Results of slit-lamp examination showed microcornea, corectopia, posterior embryotoxon, anterior chamber angle degree 1 and white cataract.


Patient was submitted to cataract surgery of right eye without presenting complications not intra not postoperatory.


Besides the almost universal presence of posterior embryotoxon, diagnostic major criterion of Alagille Syndrome, ocular abnormalities can affect most ocular structures. Cataract surgery in short eyes has certain peculiarities that it is necessary to know.

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