Calcified cataractous lens

Shang Yi Chiang, Chi Ting Horng, Wei Hua Lee, Cheng Jong Chang

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We report a calcified cataractous lens in a 24-year-old man who had retinal degeneration in the right eye since childhood. The visual acuity had dropped to light perception. Clear corneal phacoemulsification was performed, and the shell of a 5.4 mm × 4.0 mm × 2.0 mm calcified substance was removed with a forceps using the can-opener technique. The specimen was analyzed using radiological study, histopathological examination, chemical element analysis, and transmission electron microscopy. Four years postoperatively, the patient's visual acuity was 20/200.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1586-1589
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery


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