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Posterior dislocation of lens Save

ICD-10 code: H27.13

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Posterior Dislocation of Lens?

Posterior dislocation of the lens is a condition that occurs when the lens of the eye moves from its normal position and falls back into the vitreous cavity. The vitreous cavity is the space behind the lens that is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous humor. This condition can lead to a range of symptoms, including blurred vision, double vision, and difficulty seeing in low light conditions.

Symptoms of Posterior Dislocation of Lens

The symptoms of posterior dislocation of the lens can vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms include:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Double vision
  3. Difficulty seeing in low light conditions
  4. Loss of visual acuity
  5. Halos around lights

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Delaying treatment can lead to permanent damage to the eye and vision loss.

Causes of Posterior Dislocation of Lens

There are several factors that can increase the risk of posterior dislocation of the lens, including:

  1. Eye trauma
  2. Marfan syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissues of the body
  3. Weakened zonules, which are the fibers that hold the lens in place
  4. Cataract surgery, especially if the surgery is complicated or there is a pre-existing weakness in the zonules

If you have any of these risk factors, it is important to discuss them with your eye doctor so that you can receive appropriate screening and preventative care.

Treatment of Posterior Dislocation of Lens

The treatment of posterior dislocation of the lens will depend on the severity of the condition and the individual needs of the patient. In some cases, the lens may be able to reposition itself on its own and no treatment is necessary. In other cases, surgery may be required to remove the dislocated lens and replace it with an artificial lens.

If you suspect that you may have posterior dislocation of the lens, it is important to seek medical attention right away. With prompt and appropriate treatment, many people are able to recover from this condition and regain their vision.