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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 810-811

Traumatic dislocation of crystalline lens with secondary glaucoma

Glaucoma Service, Narayana Nethralaya-2, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission01-Jan-2021
Date of Acceptance21-Mar-2021
Date of Web Publication09-Oct-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sushma Tejwani
Narayana Nethralaya-2, Narayana Health City Campus, Bommasandra, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1_21

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Keywords: Lens dislocation, secondary glaucoma, trauma

How to cite this article:
Tejwani S, Mehta P. Traumatic dislocation of crystalline lens with secondary glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:810-1

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Tejwani S, Mehta P. Traumatic dislocation of crystalline lens with secondary glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 21];1:810-1. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/4/810/327618

A 44-year-old male presented with loss of vision with redness and pain in the right eye (RE) following injury with a shuttlecock. His visual acuity in RE was PL+ with IOP of 34 mmHg. Slit-lamp examination revealed circumciliary congestion, clear cornea, and anterior chamber had grade 4 hyphema with vitreous in superotemporal quadrant. There was iridodonesis with multiple clock hours of sphincter tears. Patient was started on topical beta-blockers, alpha-agonist with oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. After 1 week, hyphema cleared and lens was seen subluxated inferonasally with 270° of zonular dialysis. It was placed obliquely across the pupillary area, with part of lens equator touching the endothelium [Figure 1]. Optic disc appeared normal with 0.3 cup-to-disc ratio. RE gonioscopy showed 360° angle recession with blood clot over the angle from 12 to 5 o'clock. At 1-month follow-up, IOP was 23 mmHg with three medications. Patient underwent RE lensectomy through superior incision with anterior chamber IOL, anterior vitrectomy and trabeculectomy augmented with MMC.
Figure 1: Slit-lamp diffuse photograph demonstrating inferonasally subluxated, crystalline lens lying across the pupil with zonular dialysis following blunt trauma (a) and equator touching the endothelium (b)

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Postoperatively, patient had BCVA of 6/6p with IOP of 15 mmHg. However, 6 weeks postoperatively, the patient developed cystic changes in the bleb with congestion and IOP rose to 34 mmHg. Four doses of injection 5-FU were given after which IOP improved. After 4 years, vision was 6/6p, diffuse bleb [Figure 2], IOP was 14 mmHg without any medication and stable visual fields.
Figure 2: Late postoperative slit-lamp photograph showing anterior chamber intraocular lens (a) and a diffuse well-filtering bleb (b)

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  Discussion Top

Blunt trauma can have several sequelae in the eye due to compressive and expansive effect.[1],[2] Dislocation of lens from weakening of zonules following blunt trauma is common and requires immediate surgical intervention. Secondary glaucoma and vision loss are complications associated with such trauma.[3] Hence, timely lens extraction with filtration surgery is a good option to prevent such complications.[4] IOP and corneal endothelium should be closely monitored postoperatively. In nutshell, comprehensive preoperative evaluation, meticulous intraoperative planning, and postoperative care are essential to achieve optimal outcomes after trauma.

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  References Top

Canavan YM, Archer DB. Anterior segment consequences of blunt ocular injury. Br J Ophthalmol 1982;66:549-55.  Back to cited text no. 1
Sihota R, Sood NN, Agarwal HC. Traumatic glaucoma. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 1995;73:252-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
De Leon-Ortega JE, Girkin CA. Ocular trauma-related glaucoma. Ophthalmol Clin N Am 2002;15:215-23.  Back to cited text no. 3
Wang R, Bi CC, Lei CL, Sun WT, Wang SS, Dong XJ. Multiple methods of surgical treatment combined with primary IOL implantation on traumatic lens subluxation/dislocation in patients with secondary glaucoma. Int J Ophthalmol 2014;7:264-72.  Back to cited text no. 4


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