Microspherophakia is a rare condition where the human crystalline lens takes on an unusual form: it is more spherical than lenticular shaped. The diameter of the lens is shortened so that in the pre-operative examination, dilation of the pupil allows us to directly visualize the lens capsular equator for 360 degrees. This crystalline lens also has a very large anterior-to-posterior dimension, rendering the lens more spherical in form. Cataract surgery is quite challenging due to the zonular laxity. And while this is a rare condition, we recently encountered a case just like this in our resident clinic. That video will be posted in the coming weeks.
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