Clinical Variations of the Vitreo-lenticular Interface

  • Marie-José TassignonEmail author


Per-operative OCT has enabled us to better understand the clinical implications of structures described since the seventeenth century. The entire vitreo-lenticular space becomes more and more unraveled, and this provides new insights into pathologies such as congenital cataract. Understanding these structures and their pre-, per-, and postoperative behavior will assist in the development of new techniques and in the prevention of currently occurring problems and complications.


Vitreo-lenticular interface Space of Berger Space of Petit Ligament of Wieger Mittendorf dot Erggelet space Per-operative OCT Pediatric cataract AVLID PHPV Anterior vitreous detachment 

Supplementary material

Video 5.1

Anterior hyaloid prior to posterior capsule puncture and filling of Berger space with OVD (MPG 22130 kb)

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Posterior displacement of the anterior hyaloid by OVD injected through the posterior capsule opening (MPG 63120 kb)

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Lens debris pushed back after injecting OVD through the posterior capsule hole (MPG 9566 kb)

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OCT of a total anterior vitreous detachment with lens debris present in that space (MPG 38990 kb)

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Irrigation aspiration of lens fibrils with multiple posterior capsule snaps in the aspiration port of the probe (MPG 162066 kb)

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Partial anterior vitreous detachment in an adult eye (MPG 438664 kb)

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Egger’s line visible because of the pigment deposits in the angle formed by the space of Petit and the ligament of Wieger (WMV 7185 kb)

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Erggelet space and Mittendorf dot in a child eye (MPG 380232 kb)

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Congenital cataract presenting with an AVLID. The anterior interface is not well defined. The posterior capsule with the plaque is kept for immunohistochemical analysis (AVI 730390 kb)

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Posterior subcapsular plaque of toxic origin (MPG 5810 kb)

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Small Berger space in a child eye presenting congenital cataract (MPG 2167442 kb)

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Adult eye presenting a large inflated Berger space with OVD and a well-attached Wieger ligament (MPG 5496 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAntwerp University, University HospitalEdegemBelgium

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