Traumatic lens dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Badis Al Harbawi


Left orbital trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

The left lens is dislocated and seen at the inferior aspect of the posterior chamber. No definite vitreous hemorrhage, ruptured globe, retinal detachment or choroidal detachment.

The right globe is intact. The optic nerves are tortuous with distended optic sheaths. The extraocular muscles are normal in size. No retrobulbar hematoma. No orbital fractures.

Case Discussion

This case represents a traumatic posterior dislocation of the left lens.

Non-traumatic lens dislocation can occur in connective tissue diseases like Marfan's syndrome, Ehler-Danlos syndrome and homocystinuria.

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Case information

rID: 70567
Published: 27th Aug 2019
Last edited: 27th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ibn Al Haitham hospital

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