Phacoemulsification in a case of microspherophakia

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Apr;29(4):845-7. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(02)01617-6.


Phacoemulsification with implantation of an acrylic foldable intraocular lens in a 14-year-old girl with microspherophakia is described. The associated lenticular myopia was disabling in terms of quality of life. With the help of nylon iris hooks, the procedure was uneventful and the outcome successful

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Adolescent
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lens Diseases / surgery*
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular*
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Myopia / surgery*
  • Phacoemulsification / methods*
  • Visual Acuity


  • Acrylic Resins