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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 236-238

Scheimpflug imaging of pediatric posterior capsule rupture


Grewal Eye Institute, Sector 9-C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh - 160 009, India

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Dilraj Singh Grewal
Grewal Eye Institute, S.C.O. 166-169, Sector 9-C, Chandigarh - 160 009
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.49404

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We report a case of an 11-year-old boy who presented two days after blunt trauma to the left eye with a slingshot. On examination his best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/400 in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination of the left eye revealed a Vossius ring, traumatic cataract, traumatic posterior capsule tear (PCT). The contour of the posterior capsule bulge corresponded to the edges of the PCT. Rotating Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam 70700:Oculus, Wetzlar Germany) confirmed the traumatic cataract in the region of the PCT visualized as increased lens density at the cortex-vitreous interface. The extent of the PCT in the greatest and least dimensions was documented before and after intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Intra-operatively, the PCT was evident and phaco-emulsification with an IOL implant was performed. Postoperatively, his BCVA improved to 20/20 in the left eye with a well-centered in-the-bag IOL as found on slit-lamp and Scheimpflug images.


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