Delayed sclerotomy wound dehiscence after lensectomy and vitrectomy in Marfan syndrome.

Jonathan Chang // Publications // Sep 01 2015

PubMed ID: 26903732

Author(s): Sridhar J, Chang JS, Aziz HA, Erickson BP. Delayed sclerotomy wound dehiscence after lensectomy and vitrectomy in Marfan syndrome. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep-Dec;8(3):198-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-620X.169893. PMID 26903732

Journal: Oman Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 8, Issue 3,

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is associated with abnormal fibrillin development that can cause morbidity and mortality. A case of acute onset hypotony due to sclerotomy wound dehiscence 13 years after 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy is reported in a patient with MFS. Slit lamp examination revealed a leaking sclerotomy wound and intraoperatively the source was noted to be the prior sclerotomy site. On postoperative follow-up, the patient’s vision returned to baseline, and intraocular pressure normalized. Twenty-gauge sclerotomy wound dehiscence may occur years after surgery, especially in patients with abnormal collagen as in MFS.