Dysfunctional lens syndrome

Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Hamed Momeni-Moghaddam*, Shehzad S. Naroo, Hossein Ghavamsaeedi, Alireza Vahedi

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Purpose: To report the pre- and post-operative findings of a case with dysfunctional lens syndrome. Methods: An adult patient was evaluated using iTrace aberrometer, Tomey topographer and slitlamp biomicroscopy to confirm dysfunctional lens syndrome. Results: A 45-year-old male patient presented with the chief complaint of poor visual quality; uncorrected visual acuity 20/40 in the right eye, best spectacle corrected visual acuity 20/25 in the right eye with refraction Plano/−1.50 × 80 (SE = −0.75D). Pre- and post-operative root-mean-square (RMS) of total higherorder aberrations in the entire eye, the internal optics and the cornea were 0.350 & 0.257, 0.311 & 0.236 and 0.214 & 0.191 micron (μ), respectively. Also, the magnitude of preoperative total, internal and corneal coma was 0.254 μ × 222°, 0.274μ×242° and 0.097μ × 131° and postoperative values were 0.170 μ × 162°, 0.131 μ × 177°, 0.054 μ × 125°, respectively. Conclusion: These results show that sometime the HOAs of the internal optics, mainly crystalline lens, are not compensated by the cornea and this may cause visual discomfort in the absence of any significant cataract, this situation is known as dysfunctional lens syndrome (DLS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1759–1763
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Early online date6 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0622-3


  • crystalline lens
  • dysfunctional lens syndrome
  • higher-order aberration
  • internal aberration


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