Role of scheimpflug imaging in traumatic intralenticular foreign body.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: The role of Pentacam Scheimpflug imaging in evaluation of penetrating eye injury and intralenticular foreign body (ILFB). DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 35-year-old male presented to our clinical practice with penetrating eye injury and endophthalmitis. Scheimpflug imaging helped localize the intralenticular foreign body (ILFB). It confirmed the posterior capsule to be intact. He underwent phacoemulsification, foreign body removal, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Postoperatively, IOL was imaged with Pentacam Scheimpflug imaging. RESULTS: Scheimpflug imaging allowed us to confirm the presence and exact location of ILFB and its relation to the intact posterior capsule as well as the postoperative IOL positioning. This helped in better planning of management of traumatic cataract with ILFB. CONCLUSIONS: Pentacam is a potential tool for accurate localization of foreign bodies lodged in the lens and provides an objective basis for better patient counseling and surgical planning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grewal, SPS; Jain, R; Gupta, R; Grewal, D

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 675 - 676

PubMed ID

  • 17011864

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2006.04.064


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States