University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: David W Hayes, DO, US Military Flight Surgeon

Category: Cataract

Traumatic cataract, ruptured capsule

Traumatic cataract, ruptured capsule

This is a traumatic cataract in the left eye of an unfortunate 6-year-old Afghani girl.

Traumatic cataract, ruptured capsule

Note the rupture of the anterior capsule and partial displacement of the lens into the anterior chamber (see link to EyeRounds case for example of surgical managment of traumatic rupture of lens capsule).


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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