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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1472-1473

Posterior lentiglobus

Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication24-Sep-2018

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_637_18

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Gupta PC, Jinagal J, Ram J. Posterior lentiglobus. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1472-3

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Gupta PC, Jinagal J, Ram J. Posterior lentiglobus. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 16];66:1472-3. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/10/1472/242024

The parents of a 1-year-old boy came with the complaint of inward deviation of his left eye for the past 2 months. The child was able to fix and follow light with either eye. The other eye had been operated for cataract few months back. The patient had esophoria with right eye dominance along with bilateral inferior oblique overaction (left > right). Ocular examination revealed a posterior lentiglobus associated with congenital cataract [Figure 1]. There was no evidence of any systemic abnormality. Posterior lentiglobus is a developmental anomaly of the lens in which the posterior portion of the lens bulges posteriorly[1] in a globular shape simulating an egg. Etiology is obscure, though it can present as the only ocular abnormality or in association with persistent fetal vasculature,[2] morning glory syndrome,[3] or Alport syndrome.[4] Management included “slow-motion” phacoaspiration (i.e., decreased fluidic parameters of vacuum, aspiration flow rate, and bottle height) with posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy. Postoperatively [Figure 2], the visual axis was parallel with glasses [Figure 3]. The refractive error in the right eye was +2.00DS0.50DC × 90 and in the left eye was +4.00 DS with a +3.00 DS near-vision add in each eye. The patient was prescribed executive bifocals with the near-vision segment bisecting the pupil, along with part-time occlusion therapy of the right eye as a part of amblyopia management.
Figure 1: Ocular examination demonstrating posterior lentiglobus simulating an egg

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Figure 2: Postoperative slit-lamp photograph of the left eye showing clear visual axis

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Figure 3: Child with parallel visual axis

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Ophthalmologists must be aware of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of posterior lentiglobus as it may result in dense amblyopia from form-vision deprivation, which may be resistant to occlusion therapy even after surgery.

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Yang GY, Liu LQ, Liu CL. Surgical treatment and pathologic analysis of posterior lentiglobus with cataract. Int J Ophthalmol 2011;4:572-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Abdel-Hafez G, Wilson ME, Trivedi RH. Progression of a unilateral posterior lentiglobus associated with a persistent fetal vasculature stalk. J AAPOS 2010;14:81-2.  Back to cited text no. 2
Cao XG, Li XX, Bao YZ. Morning glory syndrome associated with posterior lenticonus. Open Neurol J 2009;3:45-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
Al-Mahmood AM, Al-Swailem SA, Al-Khalaf A, Al-Binali GY. Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2010;17:379-81.  Back to cited text no. 4
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