Preexisting Posterior Capsular Defect

  • Chirakshi Dhull
  • Barkha Gupta
  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar


Congenital cataract with preexisting posterior capsular defect (PCD) is a rare condition and can pose a surgical challenge. Preexisting PCD is described as lens abnormality manifesting in infants and small children as a congenital cataract where there is a defect in the posterior capsule [1]. Incidence of the condition ranges from 2% to 6.7% [2, 3]. PCD can also be seen in cases of trauma [4, 5] but they are excluded from the terminology of preexisting PCD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chirakshi Dhull
    • 1
  • Barkha Gupta
    • 1
  • Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic SciencesAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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