Refractive Lens Exchange with Multifocal Intraocular Lens for Treatment of Chronic Intermittent Spasm of the Near Reflex.

Research paper by Guy G Sallet

Indexed on: 10 Feb '18Published on: 10 Feb '18Published in: Case reports in ophthalmology


We report the case of an emmetropic 32-year-old female with decreased uncorrected visual acuity and diplopia due to intermittent episodes of spasm of the near reflex. Neurologic, general, and ophthalmic examination could not find an organic cause. Attempts at spontaneous recovery, psychogenic therapy, and cycloplegic therapy were unsuccessful and the symptoms persisted for almost 5 years, leading to psychogenic distress. Final treatment with refractive lens exchange and implantation of a toric trifocal intraocular lens resolved the spasm of the near reflex, resulting in an uncorrected distance and near visual acuity of 20/20.