Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

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

Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome


Ammar M Al-Mahmood1, Samar A Al-Swailem1, Abdulrahman Al-Khalaf2, Ghada Y Al-Binali3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Al-Mahmood AM, Al-Swailem SA, Al-Khalaf A, Al-Binali GY. Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2010;17:379-381


How to cite this URL:
Al-Mahmood AM, Al-Swailem SA, Al-Khalaf A, Al-Binali GY. Progressive posterior lenticonus in a patient with alport syndrome. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Oct 20 ];17:379-381
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