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Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome

Author(s): Al-Mahmood Ammar | Al-Swailem Samar | Al-Khalaf Abdulrahman | Al-Binali Ghada

Journal: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 0974-9233

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 379;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Alport Syndrome | Anterior Lenticonus | Posterior Lenticonus | X-linked Disease

We report a rare case of Alport syndrome with progressive posterior lenticonus. A 24-year-old male presented to our tertiary eye care center with history of poor vision. At initial presentation, the patient had bilateral anterior lenticonus, posterior subcapsular cataract, and renal failure. The patient was diagnosed with Alport syndrome based on a positive family history of the disease and clinical findings. Further examination revealed progressive posterior lenticonus that was not present initially. The presence of such finding is important because it influences the surgical approach to avoid complications during cataract surgery.
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