Spontaneous Lens Absorption Initially Misdiagnosed as Crystalline Lens Luxation

Turk J Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec 27;48(6):320-322. doi: 10.4274/tjo.65725.


Spontaneous lens absorption (SLA) is a rare complication of hypermature cataract. However, this condition has been reported in several cases of hypermature cataracts that were caused by trauma, senility, uveitic disorders such as Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome (FUS), and infectious disorders including leptospirosis and rubella. We report a case of spontaneous absorption of a hypermature cataract secondary to FUS. To our knowledge, this is the first report of SLA that was followed by dislocation of the capsular remnants into the vitreous and resulted in a misdiagnosis as crystalline lens luxation.

Keywords: Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome; hypermature cataract; spontaneous absorption.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / complications
  • Diagnostic Errors*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology*
  • Lens Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lens Diseases / etiology
  • Lens Diseases / surgery
  • Lens Subluxation / diagnosis
  • Microscopy, Acoustic
  • Middle Aged
  • Reoperation