Ectopia lentis surgery in Marfan's syndrome: from "couching" to the use of intracapsular tension rings

Rom J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan-Mar;66(1):2-7. doi: 10.22336/rjo.2022.2.


In the course of time, correction of the ectopia lentis in Marfan's syndrome has been approached through quite many surgical techniques. They addressed the iris, or the lens and aimed at increasing the aphakic zone, the opacification or removal of the lens. Although associated to many complications, the first techniques proved the courage and imagination of pioneer surgeons and are worth mentioning. They were steps towards the invention of current techniques and devices that make surgery of ectopia lentis safe, easy, and having a favorable prognosis.

Keywords: Marfan’s syndrome; ectopia lentis; surgical techniques.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ectopia Lentis* / complications
  • Ectopia Lentis* / diagnosis
  • Ectopia Lentis* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Iris
  • Lens, Crystalline*
  • Marfan Syndrome* / complications
  • Marfan Syndrome* / surgery