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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 311

Traumatic posterior capsular blowout

Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1160_21

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Singh H, Khurana S, Gupta PC, Behera RK, Ram J. Traumatic posterior capsular blowout. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:311

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Singh H, Khurana S, Gupta PC, Behera RK, Ram J. Traumatic posterior capsular blowout. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jan 19];2:311. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/311/334858

An 11-year-old female presented 10 days after blunt trauma to the right eye by a cricket ball. The slit-lamp examination revealed a white cataractous lens, along with a central defect in the posterior capsule [Figure 1]a. The anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) showed intact anterior capsule, various hyporeflective spaces in the lens, along with posterior capsular rupture; resembling a 'high tide' [Figure 1]b. The posterior capsular rupture, though rare as compared to the anterior capsular tear, can be seen after blunt trauma, or can be preexisting.[1],[2],[3] The anterior preoperative AS-OCT can be used to assess the integrity of the lens capsule in such patients.
Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph showing traumatic mydriasis, and white cataract with a central posterior capsular defect. (b) Anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (Casia 2, Tomey, Germany) showing multiple hyporeflective spaces in the lens along with central posterior capsular rupture

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Bilateral preexisting posterior capsular dehiscence in an infant. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:166.  Back to cited text no. 1
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