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Cataract surgery in Knobloch syndrome: a case report

Authors Bongiovanni, Ferreira CCS, Rodrigues APS, Fortes Filho JB, Tartarella

Published 2 June 2011 Volume 2011:5 Pages 735—737

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S18989

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Carmen Sílvia Bongiovanni1, Carla Cristina Serra Ferreira1, Ana Paula Silvério Rodrigues1, João Borges Fortes Filho2, Márcia Beatriz Tartarella1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Congenital Cataract Section, Medical School, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Abstract: Knobloch syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with early-onset ocular abnormalities and central nervous system malformations. Ocular abnormalities are usually severe, and include high myopia, vitreoretinal degeneration, retinal detachment, macular abnormalities, and cataract. The most frequent systemic changes are midline malformations of the brain, ventricular dilation, and occipital encephalocele. Cognitive delay may occur. We report a case of cataract in a child with Knobloch syndrome. Cataract surgery and follow-up are described.

Keywords: Knobloch syndrome, cataract, phacoemulsification, vitreous, right eye, left eye, genetic

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