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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 379-381

Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome


1 Division of Anterior Segment, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Bin Rushd Specialized Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain

Correspondence Address:
Ammar M Al-Mahmood
Division of Anterior Segment & Uveitis, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, P. O. Box 7191, Riyadh 11462
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.71591

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We report a rare case of Alport syndrome with progressive posterior lenticonus. A 24-year-old male presented to our tertiary eye care center with history of poor vision. At initial presentation, the patient had bilateral anterior lenticonus, posterior subcapsular cataract, and renal failure. The patient was diagnosed with Alport syndrome based on a positive family history of the disease and clinical findings. Further examination revealed progressive posterior lenticonus that was not present initially. The presence of such finding is important because it influences the surgical approach to avoid complications during cataract surgery.


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