Intraocular lens implantation in marfan's syndrome

P. Vadala, P. Capozzi, M. Fortunato, E. DeVirgiliis, F. Vadala

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Purpose: To describe the results of the removal of ectopic lenses from patients with Marfan's syndrome using the scleral fixation method. Methods: Intraocular lenses (IOLs) were implanted in six eyes affected by lens dislocation (ectopia lentis) using either the scleral fixation method (five eyes) or a silicone IOL in the capsular bag (one eye). Mean patient age ranged from 8-11 years and follow-up ranged from 7-20 months. Results: Functional success was obtained in all eyes. Postoperative visual acuity was 20/20 to 20/40. One patient showed a dislocation of the IOL in the anterior chamber. In three eyes, an opacification of the posterior capsule was treated using an Nd:YAG laser. Conclusion: Intraocular lense implantation using the scleral fixation technique is the first choice in patients with Marfan's syndrome because it reduces the complications of IOL decentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Vadala, P., Capozzi, P., Fortunato, M., DeVirgiliis, E., & Vadala, F. (2000). Intraocular lens implantation in marfan's syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 37(4), 206-208.