New Perspective on Spherophakia by PhD Student from In Vitro Lens Biometry

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - 11:05


School of Optometry and Vision Science PhD student Ashik Mohamed has just published a new article on the in vitro biometry of a human spherophakia in an upcoming issue of Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

Ashik and his PhD supervisor, Visiting Professorial Fellow, Professor Robert Augusteyn have been characterizing the age dependence of human crystalline lens biometry. During the course of the thesis, they stumbled upon an unusually large and heavy spherical crystalline lens. In their paper, they report a detailed in vitro biometry, of this isolated human spherophakic lens, obtained using a newly built digital shadow photogrammetric system developed by Professor Jean-Marie Parel and his team at Ophthalmic Biophysics Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA, and drew comparisons with age-matched crystalline lenses with no developmental abnormalities. Their results give insights into the lens biometry of this rare disorder and suggest a variant spherophakia.

The article can be found at