Ectopia lentis

Case contributed by Dr Saqba Farooq


Hit on the face with a bat. The left eye was closed shut due to swelling and could not be clinically assessed.

Patient Data

Age: Young
Gender: Male

Complete posterior subluxation of the left lens which is seen lying within the vitreous humor.

Case Discussion

Blunt trauma to the eye can deform the globe by stretching and tearing the zonular attachments that hold the lens in position. The lens may dislocate posteriorly or, less commonly, anteriorly.

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Case information

rID: 10487
Published: 16th Aug 2010
Last edited: 19th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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