Pseudocapsulorrhexis in a patient with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome

A. Azuara-Blanco, R.P. Wilson, R.C. Eagle Jr., P.A. Rafferty

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We describe a patient with Chandler's syndrome variant of the iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in whom ectopic Descemet's membrane was found intraoperatively on the anterior surface of the lens. Initially, the membrane was confused with the anterior lens capsule during extracapsular cataract extraction, leading to the performance of a pseudocapsulorrhexis. Electron microscopy disclosed that the epilenticular membrane was composed of multiple layers of abnormal basement membrane consistent with the iridocorneal endothelial syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-398
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 1999


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