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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Abstract

Dislocation of the crystalline lens has been described in association with numerous systemic disorders and as a complication of ocular trauma. We present a case of bilateral lens dislocation in a patient with presumed syphilitic uveitis. The mechanism of lens dislocation is related to humoral and cellular effects of inflammation, although the role of trauma cannot be ignored. Persistent uveitis should be considered as a sign of active infection.

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