Phacoemulsification in spherophakia with corneal touch

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Jan;28(1):189-91. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(01)00904-x.


A phacoemulsification procedure with implantation of a foldable acrylic intraocular lens in a 31-year-old man with spherophakia is described. The procedure was necessitated by anterior dislocation of the spherophakic lens, with corneal endothelial contact and development of central corneal edema. With a careful approach, the procedure was uneventful and the outcome successful. Modern small-incision cataract surgery techniques are of great benefit in this type of complicated case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Adult
  • Corneal Edema / etiology*
  • Endothelium, Corneal / pathology
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary / complications
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lens Diseases / complications
  • Lens Diseases / surgery*
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular*
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Male
  • Myopia / complications
  • Myopia / surgery*
  • Phacoemulsification / methods*
  • Tissue Adhesions
  • Visual Acuity


  • Acrylic Resins