Posttraumatic neovascularization in a cataractous crystalline lens

Yih Shiou Hwang, Chi-chung Lai*, Jiahn Shing Lee, Ko Jen Yang, Tun Lu Chen

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A 73-year-old woman presented with a dense traumatic cataract and intralens angiogenesis. Slitlamp examination showed abundant blood vessels in the lens stroma. Microscopic examination confirmed the presence of blood cells in the lumen. The angiogenesis represented an ingrowth into the lens from posterior synechias. Pathologic angiogenesis is frequently seen in the retina, vitreous, iris, and cornea but is rarely seen in the crystalline lens. This is the first well-documented case, of angiogenesis in the lens stroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-716
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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