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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1182

Subluxated Soemmering ring in retinitis pigmentosa

Cornea and Anterior Services, MGM Eye Institute, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Date of Web Publication25-Jun-2019

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Dr. Samrat Chatterjee
Cornea and Anterior Services, MGM Eye Institute, Raipur - 493 111, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_171_19

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Agrawal D, Agrawal D, Chatterjee S. Subluxated Soemmering ring in retinitis pigmentosa. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1182

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Agrawal D, Agrawal D, Chatterjee S. Subluxated Soemmering ring in retinitis pigmentosa. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 13];67:1182. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/7/1182/261012

Increased Interleukin-1 expression in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) causes lens epithelial cell activation, posterior capsule opacification and anterior capsule contraction.[1],[2] A 54-year-old male with retinitis pigmentosa had undergone cataract surgery in the right eye 4 years previously. His visual acuity was light perception with inaccurate ray projection. A stable intra-ocular lens in the sulcus with a subluxated Soemmering ring (SR) was seen [Figure 1]. SR is often observed only after its dislocation.[3],[4] Our patient represents an early phase of this process. Forces from the contracting anterior capsule has stretched the capsular bag. Continued contraction will ultimately lead to its dislocation.
Figure 1: Subluxated Soemmering ring. Slit-lamp photograph of the right eye in direct (a) and fundus retro-illumination (b). Anteriorly a polymethyl methacrylate intraocular lens is present which although mildly subluxated superiorly, appears stable. Behind it the lens capsule is subluxated nasally making the Soemmering ring visible. The zonules are stretched but still intact. The posterior capsule has dense fibrosis in the centre

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Dikopf MS, Chow CC, Mieler MF, Tu EY. Cataract extraction outcomes and the prevalence of zonular insufficiency in retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Ophthalmol 2013;156:82-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
Hayashi K, Hayashi H, Matsuo K, Nakao F, Hayashi F. Anterior capsule contraction and intraocular lens dislocation after implant surgery in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa. Ophthalmology 1998;105:1239-43.  Back to cited text no. 2
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. 3
Park CY, Lee JK, Chuck RS. Ultra-wide-field imaging of spontaneously dislocated aphakic soemmering ring. JAMA Ophthalmol 2017;135:e174767.  Back to cited text no. 4


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