Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--57

Histopathology and surgical approach in cataract associated with true exfoliation of the lens capsule


Tarannum Mansoori1, Sirisha Senthil2, Geeta K Vemuganti2 
1 Glaucoma Department, Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Tarannum Mansoori
7-147/1, Nagendra Nagar Colony, Habsiguda, Hyderabad - 500 007, Telangana
India

True exfoliation is a delamination of the superficial layer of anterior lens capsule, which appears as a transparent membrane in the anterior chamber. It is a rare occurrence, and most of the reported cases have been associated with a history of exposure to excessive heat, ocular trauma, or inflammation. We report pre- and post-operative anterior segment observations, surgical approach and histopathology of the excised lens capsule in a patient who presented with bilateral true exfoliation without any contributory history. This case highlights findings from light microscopy which demonstrated a lamellar separation of the anterior lens capsule and partial detachment of anterior capsule with reduced intensity of periodic acid Schiff's staining in the detached portion, confirming the diagnosis of true exfoliation.


How to cite this article:
Mansoori T, Senthil S, Vemuganti GK. Histopathology and surgical approach in cataract associated with true exfoliation of the lens capsule.Oman J Ophthalmol 2019;12:55-57


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Mansoori T, Senthil S, Vemuganti GK. Histopathology and surgical approach in cataract associated with true exfoliation of the lens capsule. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Oct 1 ];12:55-57
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