Subconjunctival luxation of intraocular lens following eyeglobe rupture by blunt trauma

Miki Fuseya, Tamaki Watanabe, Norihiro Nagai, Makoto Inoue, Daijiro Kurosaka, Yoshihisa Oguchi

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A 93-year-old man was hit on the left side of his face while falling down. He had received phacoemulsification and aspiration with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in the left eye 7 years before. Vitreous surgery had been performed 2 years before. When seen by us, his left visual acuity was light perception. The fundus could not be examined. Ultrasound examinations showed no retinal detachment or choroidal hemorrhage. The one-piece PMMA IOL was present in the subconjunctival space together with the iris and lens capsule. The IOL was removed 6 days after the injury followed by suture of the scleral opening and irrigation of the vitreous. As an intraoperative finding, the scleral tunnel and the vitrectomy wound formed a common opening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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