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Down syndrome with bilateral posterior lenticonus
  1. Mayank Jain,
  2. Katkar Amol Rambhau,
  3. Shashikant Shetty and
  4. Perumalsamy Vijayalakshmi
  1. Paediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mayank Jain; sandymayank{at}


We present a case of bilateral posterior lenticonus in a young boy with Down syndrome. Association of posterior lenticonus in Down syndrome is rarely reported in the literature. We have discussed the clinical features and management of this patient at our hospital.

  • congenital disorders
  • ophthalmology
  • health economics
  • genetics
  • general practice / family medicine

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  • Contributors MJ diagnosed the condition and counselled caretakers for surgical intervention. The patient was operated under the care of SS. KAR was involved in collection of images and videos with valid consent. MJ and KA were involved in drafting the manuscript of the case report. MJ, SS and PV revised the manuscript and maintained the standards of the manuscript as per BMJ protocols. The final manuscript was approved by all the four authors, that is, MJ, KA, SS and PV. All authors are responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the data provided.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.