Scheimpflug imaging of pediatric posterior capsule rupture.

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We report a case of an 11-year-old boy who presented two days after blunt trauma to the left eye with a slingshot. On examination his best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/400 in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination of the left eye revealed a Vossius ring, traumatic cataract, traumatic posterior capsule tear (PCT). The contour of the posterior capsule bulge corresponded to the edges of the PCT. Rotating Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam 70700:Oculus, Wetzlar Germany) confirmed the traumatic cataract in the region of the PCT visualized as increased lens density at the cortex-vitreous interface. The extent of the PCT in the greatest and least dimensions was documented before and after intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Intra-operatively, the PCT was evident and phaco-emulsification with an IOL implant was performed. Postoperatively, his BCVA improved to 20/20 in the left eye with a well-centered in-the-bag IOL as found on slit-lamp and Scheimpflug images.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grewal, DS; Jain, R; Brar, GS; Grewal, SPS

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 236 - 238

PubMed ID

  • 19384024

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2683431

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-4738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4103/0301-4738.49404


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India