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Spontaneous resorption of congenital membranous cataract

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First Author: M.Fallah tafti IRAN

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To report a unique case of spontaneous resorption of a membranous congenital cataract in an adult woman with no systemic disease, with complete absorption of the central lens material, anterior and posterior capsules of the right eye, and partial absorption of the lens material with intact anterior capsule in the left eye.


Eye Research Center ,Farabi Eye Hospital ,Tehran


Case Report


A 23-year-old woman was referred to our clinic suffering from decreased vision from childhood. Her visual acuity was 1/10 in the right eye (OD) and FC (40 cm) in the left eye (OS) after correction with +10.25 spherical Diopter in both eyes (OU). Her ocular history revealed profound low vision and nystagmus from childhood, with no prior intervention in either eye. Anterior segment examination with slit lamp biomicroscopy showed membranous cataract in the left eye presenting as a piece of dense white fibrotic membrane and small amount of residual cortex at the peripheral part. The chalky-white lens material was partially absorbed with intact anterior capsule. The examination of the right eye revealed a different picture with no sign of central dense fibrotic membrane. There were only white opaque membranes at the periphery of the lens which were presumably remnants of the lens capsule. The central lens material was completely absorbed as well as anterior and posterior capsules, mimicking a surgical anterior and posterior capsulorrhexis.


To the best of our knowledge, there have been no published reports to date of complete spontaneous resorption of membraneous congenital cataract with complete resorption of the central part of the cataract and fusion of peripheral anterior and posterior capsules mimicking a surgical lensectomy and anterior viterectomy FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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