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Novel method of assessing delamination of the anterior lens capsule using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

Authors Tan D, Aung T, Perera S

Received 18 March 2012

Accepted for publication 12 April 2012

Published 21 June 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 945—948

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S31909

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Deborah KL Tan,1 Tin Aung,1–3 Shamira A Perera1,2

1Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore; 2Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore; 3National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

Background: Delamination of the anterior lens capsule producing a double-ring sign during continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis is commonly associated with true exfoliation syndrome.
Methods: Previous studies have concentrated on light- and transmission-electron microscopic features and correlated this with the histopathology of these anterior capsules. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of high-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography to delineate delamination of the anterior lens capsule, incidentally detected during cataract surgery.

Keywords: anterior lens capsule, delamination, curvilinear capsulorhexis, exfoliation syndrome, high-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

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