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Dislocation of the Lens: A Study of 166 Hospitalized Cases

Dislocation of the Lens: A Study of 166 Hospitalized Cases Abstract A total of 166 cases with dislocated lenses were studied, with special reference to the ultimate fate of these eyes. Trauma is the most common cause of dislocated lens. The high incidence of syphilis in this group of patients is pointed out. Lens extraction was done in 114 eyes; vision was improved in 43 cases. Vitreous was lost at lens extraction in 47 cases (41%). The two major complications encountered with displaced lens—retinal detachment and glaucoma—are discussed. It is shown that removal of the lens to control glaucoma in cases of traumatic dislocation is only occasionally successful. Finally, a number of eyes have been followed over a period of time which have tolerated the displaced lens and have retained good vision. References 1. Chandler, P.A.: Choice of Treatment in Dislocation of the Lens , Arch Ophthal 71:765-786, 1964.Crossref 2. Barraquer, J.I., cited in Calhoun, F.P., Jr., and Hagler, W.S.: Experience With the José Barraquer Method of Extracting a Dislocated Lens , Amer J Ophthal 50:701-715, 1960. 3. Haik, G.M., et al: Subluxations and Luxations of the Lens: With a Special Note on the Barraquer Operation and on Marfan's and Marchesani's Syndromes , Southern Med J 54:642-653, 1961.Crossref 4. Rodman, H.I.: Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma Associated With Traumatic Dislocation of the Lens , Arch Ophthal 69:445-454, 1963.Crossref 5. Blanton, F.M.: Anterior Chamber Angle Recession and Secondary Glaucoma , Arch Ophthal 72:39-43, 1964.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Dislocation of the Lens: A Study of 166 Hospitalized Cases

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 78 (3) – Sep 1, 1967

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030291006
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Abstract

Abstract A total of 166 cases with dislocated lenses were studied, with special reference to the ultimate fate of these eyes. Trauma is the most common cause of dislocated lens. The high incidence of syphilis in this group of patients is pointed out. Lens extraction was done in 114 eyes; vision was improved in 43 cases. Vitreous was lost at lens extraction in 47 cases (41%). The two major complications encountered with displaced lens—retinal detachment and glaucoma—are discussed. It is shown that removal of the lens to control glaucoma in cases of traumatic dislocation is only occasionally successful. Finally, a number of eyes have been followed over a period of time which have tolerated the displaced lens and have retained good vision. References 1. Chandler, P.A.: Choice of Treatment in Dislocation of the Lens , Arch Ophthal 71:765-786, 1964.Crossref 2. Barraquer, J.I., cited in Calhoun, F.P., Jr., and Hagler, W.S.: Experience With the José Barraquer Method of Extracting a Dislocated Lens , Amer J Ophthal 50:701-715, 1960. 3. Haik, G.M., et al: Subluxations and Luxations of the Lens: With a Special Note on the Barraquer Operation and on Marfan's and Marchesani's Syndromes , Southern Med J 54:642-653, 1961.Crossref 4. Rodman, H.I.: Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma Associated With Traumatic Dislocation of the Lens , Arch Ophthal 69:445-454, 1963.Crossref 5. Blanton, F.M.: Anterior Chamber Angle Recession and Secondary Glaucoma , Arch Ophthal 72:39-43, 1964.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1967

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