Management of the subluxated crystalline lens

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1904-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.09.005.


The surgical management of ectopia lentis presents the ophthalmic surgeon with numerous challenges and options. From the clinical evaluation to the surgical approach, ectopia lentis patients require additional methodologies, techniques, and devices to ensure the best possible outcome. The continued refinement of surgical techniques and adjunctive prosthetic devices has led to incremental improvements in the ability to achieve successful in-the-bag placement and centration of intraocular lenses while reducing complications. A thorough understanding of the challenges inherent in ectopia lentis cases and the management of intraoperative complications will ensure that surgeons approaching the correction of these eyes will achieve the best possible surgical results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction / methods
  • Ectopia Lentis / diagnosis
  • Ectopia Lentis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / methods
  • Lens Subluxation / diagnosis
  • Lens Subluxation / surgery*