Herniation of the anterior lens capsule

Pereira, Nolette M. G.; Dev, Anand; Aravind, Haripriya
May 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;May2007, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p228
Academic Journal
journal article
Herniation of the anterior lens capsule is a rare abnormality in which the capsule bulges forward in the pupillary area. This herniation can be mistaken for an anterior lenticonus where both the capsule and the cortex bulge forward. The exact pathology behind this finding is still unclear. We report the clinical, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and histopathological findings of a case of herniation of the anterior lens capsule. UBM helped to differentiate this entity from anterior lenticonus. Light microscopy revealed capsular splitting suggestive of capsular delamination and collection of fluid (aqueous) in the area of herniation giving it a characteristic appearance.


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