Traumatic cataract

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Abdel-Tawab Mohamed

Presentation

Diminished visual acuity of the left eye after blunt trauma

Patient Data

Age: 6 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

•    The density of the lens of the left eye is lower, indicating a traumatic cataract.
•    The anterior chamber of the left eye is shallower compared to the right side.
•    The density in the anterior chamber is normal excluding hyphema.
•    No evidence of vitreous body haemorrhage.
•    The globe is rounded excluding vitreous rupture.
•    Normal extra-ocular muscles.
•    No retained foreign bodies.
•    Bilateral mild maxillary sinusitis.

Case Discussion

6 years female diminished visual acuity with history of blunt trauma, diagnosed by ophthalmological examination as traumatic cataract.

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Case Information

rID: 50273
Case created: 28th Dec 2016
Last edited: 1st Jan 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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