Primary intraocular lens implantation in the setting of penetrating ocular trauma.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who underwent lensectomy and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation at the time of primary repair of a penetrating ocular injury. METHODS: A review of 14 patients who sustained cataracts and lens rupture in the setting of a corneal laceration to determine anatomic and visual outcome, in addition to complications related to the primary IOL. RESULTS: The IOL remained anatomically stable in all 14 patients with no complications encountered at implantation or after surgery. Final visual acuity in 9 of the 14 patients was 20/40 or better. Six patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy for removal of an intraocular foreign body. CONCLUSION: Intraocular lens implantation at the time of lensectomy and primary repair of a corneal laceration allows good visual rehabilitation with restoration of binocular function and serves as an alternative to contact lens correction in select patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rubsamen, PE; Irvin, WD; McCuen, BW; Smiddy, WE; Bowman, CB

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 107

PubMed ID

  • 7831023

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7831023

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-6420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0161-6420(95)31073-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States