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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1489

Soemmering's ring

Department of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Web Publication5-Dec-2017

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Dr. Saurabh Deshmukh
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96, Basistha Road, Beltola, Guwahati - 781028, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_913_17

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Bhattacharjee H, Deshmukh S. Soemmering's ring. Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1489

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Bhattacharjee H, Deshmukh S. Soemmering's ring. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 9];65:1489. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2017/65/12/1489/219875

Soemmering first observed posterior capsule opacification in 1928 and described Soemmering's ring as deposits of retained equatorial lens epithelial cells which continue to proliferate and form new cortical fibers which eventually form a ring of cortical fibers between the posterior capsule and the edges of the anterior capsule remnant.[1],[2] An 86-year-old male underwent extracapsular cataract extraction for juvenile cataract 40-years back, now presented with [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b complete 360° Soemmering's Ring with stretched zonules and annular fibrosis of capsule with visual acuity of 20/20 with +10D spectacle correction. Thus, we present this unique case of advanced Soemmering's ring with the clear visual axis.
Figure 1: Slit lamp retroillumination photograph of (a) right eye showing after cataract in the form of complete 360° Soemmering's Ring with stretched zonules and clear visual axis and (b) left eye showing dense 360° Soemmering's ring with annular fibrosis of the capsule with clear optical axis

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Tooke FT. Dislocation of the ring of soemmering, its removal, with some notes on its pathology. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc 1933;31:68-76.  Back to cited text no. 1
Akal A, Göncü T, Yuvaci I, Pangal E, Cakmak S. Pupil occlusion due to a large dislocated Soemmering ring in an aphakic eye. Int Ophthalmol 2014;34:121-4.  Back to cited text no. 2


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