Ectopia lentis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Blunt trauma to the eye


Ultrasound of the globe demonstrating dislocation of the lens which is floating in echogenic vitreous. It is echogenic because of the associated hemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Ectopia lentis aka dislocation of the lens. This ocular ultrasound shows echogenic vitreous due to hemorrhage and the lens floating in the vitreous cavity. The commonest cause is trauma. Other causes include hereditary ectopia lentis; primary ocular disorders such as aniridia and intraocular tumors; and systemic disorders such as Marfan syndrome, homocystinuria and Weil-Marchesani syndrome

Credit: Dr Donna D'Souza.

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Case information

rID: 35819
Published: 26th Apr 2015
Last edited: 17th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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