Isolated Anterior Lens Capsule Rupture Secondary to Blunt Trauma: Pathophysiology and Treatment

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Mangan M. S. , ARICI C. , Tuncer I., YETİK H.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.46, sa.4, ss.197-199, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjo.85547
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-199


A 25-year-old man suffered an isolated lens anterior capsular tear and mature cataract formation following blunt injury to his right eye. One week after the trauma, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in the right eye was hand motion. B-scan ultrasonography showed that the lens posterior capsule was intact; no vitreous foreign body or retinal pathology were observed. Orbital computed tomography revealed narrowed anterior chamber and increased lens material volume and lens reflectivity in the injured right eye. The globe was intact and no bone fractures were observed. The cataractous lens material was removed by phacoemulsification and a foldable, acrylic, posterior chamber intraocular lens was implanted in the bag. Postoperative BCVA in the right eye was 20/20.