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September 1979

Capsular Delamination (True Exfoliation) of the Lens Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(9):1693-1698. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020261015

• This report describes a patient with true exfoliation of the lens capsule. Recurrent anterior uveitis eventually necessitated lens extraction from the left eye. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy demonstrated areas of capsular dehiscence and evidence of in vivo cellular degeneration. A comparison of true and pseudoexfoliation of the lens capsule is made and the term "capsular delamination" is proposed for the case reported.