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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(3), 97-100
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-3-7
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Isolated Dislocation of Ocular Lens

Gabriela Acucella1, Enrico Finale2, , Gaetano Auletta3 and Andrea Guala1

1Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Castelli Hospital, Verbania, Italy

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Castelli Hospital, Verbania, Italy

3University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

Pub. Date: April 13, 2016

Cite this paper:
Gabriela Acucella, Enrico Finale, Gaetano Auletta and Andrea Guala. Isolated Dislocation of Ocular Lens. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(3):97-100. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-3-7


We describe a case of a child whit isolated dislocated of ocular lens, due to mutation in FBN1 gene. Differential syndromic diagnosis is made and we discuss to importance of clinical follow-up to exclude/confirm cardiologic complications due to Marfan syndrome.

Ectopia lentis Fibrillin 1 gene Marfan syndrome

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