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Curvilinear, symmetrical, and profound pigment deposition on the posterior lens capsule in a patient with bilateral pigmentary dispersion syndrome

Authors Canestraro J, Sherman J

Received 28 December 2017

Accepted for publication 4 June 2018

Published 13 September 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 79—84

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/EB.S160999

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Margaret Wong-Riley


Julia Canestraro,1 Jerome Sherman2

1SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Clinical Education, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA

Introduction: The classic presentation of pigmentary dispersion syndrome (PDS) often consists of midperipheral iris transillumination defects, Krukenberg’s spindle, and dense homogeneous trabecular pigmentation. Other subtle, sometimes overlooked features include pigment on the lens zonules, pigment on the anterior lens capsule and pigment along the equator of the posterior lens capsule.
Case: This unique presentation of PDS presented with bilateral, dense, oblique, and symmetrical pigment deposition along the posterior lens capsule that changed in shape, density, and extent over the span of 3 years.
Discussion: There have been few reports in the literature that describe a central accumulation of pigment along the posterior lens capsule associated with PDS. There are reported cases of pigment deposition along the central aspect of the posterior lens capsule, some changing over time, although none were bilateral and symmetrical. There are suggestions that perhaps this central pigment deposition is related to a break in the ligament of Weiger, allowing communication between the posterior chamber and posterior lens capsule. This is a case in which curvilinear, symmetrical, and changing pigment deposition on the posterior lens capsule is suggestive of perhaps another key features of PDS.

Keywords: pigment deposition, ligament of Weiger, space of Berger, zonules, pigmentary glaucoma

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