2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 23: Childhood Cataracts and Other Pediatric Lens Disorders
Dislocated Lenses in Children
Ectopia Lentis et Pupillae
Ectopia lentis et pupillae is a rare autosomal recessive condition in which there is bilateral displacement of the pupil, usually inferotemporally, and dislocation of the lens in the opposite direction (Fig 23-8A) (see Chapter 21). The condition is characterized by small, round lenses (microspherophakia); miosis; and poor pupillary dilation with mydriatics. Ectopia lentis et pupillae may be the result of a membrane extending from a posterior origin to attach to the proximal pupil margin (Fig 23-8B).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.