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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 516490, 3 pages
Case Report

Isolated Spherophakia and Glaucoma

1Ziv Medical Center, 13100 Safed, Israel
2Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, 13150 Safed, Israel

Received 31 March 2013; Revised 5 June 2013; Accepted 15 July 2013

Academic Editor: Marco A. Zarbin

Copyright © 2013 Joseph Pikkel and Epstein Irena. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of spherophakia that caused glaucoma and describe the characteristics and the ultrasound biomicroscopy findings as well as the mechanism and management of glaucoma in spherophakia. We suggest considering lens extraction to manage glaucoma in spherophakia and discuss the surgical considerations and possible complications of such an intervention.