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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Unilateral secondary congenital aphakia

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Ocular Pathologies

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 15:00

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 4

First Author: : P.Gomez Faiña SPAIN

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

Abstract Details


To report 1 case of unilateral secondary congenital aphakia in which the lens apparently developed to some degree but a disturbance of its development has led to reabsorption.


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


A 82-year-old woman was admitted to perform cataract surgery of right eye and presents unilateral secondary congenital aphakia of left eye. Visual acuity was counting fingers with left eye at 1 meter. Biomicroscopically there was an opacified anterior-posterior capsule fusion without lens and absence of inferior zonular fibers in left eye.


No other intraoperative complications occurred and intraocular lens was successfully placed in sulcus. Eye underwent YAG capsulotomy to resolve opacified capsule fusion 1 month before surgery and visual acuity improved to 20/40.


Secondary congenital aphakia could be seen in an otherwise normal eye. Interesting feature of this case is that detailed examination failed to reveal any evidence of previous ocular inflammation, trauma, or surgery.

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