Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 15(2); 2001 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2001;15(2):140-144.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2001.15.2.140    Published online December 30, 2001.
A case of isolated posterior capsule rupture and traumatic cataract caused by blunt ocular trauma.
Seung Il Lee, Hyo Cheol Song
Department of Ophthalmology, Dongkang Hospital, Ulsan, Korea.
An isolated rupture of the posterior capsule that is caused by a blunt ocular trauma has been rarely reported and is usually detected incidentally during surgery for a complicated cataract. We found an isolated posterior capsule rupture on the third day after trauma in a 25-year-old man who was admitted for the treatment of traumatic hyphema and we performed a phacoemusification and anterior vitrectomy with PC-IOL, implantation because of the traumatic cataract which had progressed after the injury. The PC-IOL was implanted safely into the capsular bag without severe enlargement of the posterior capsular rupture. The break seems to function as a capsulotomy which provides a clear visual axis. We report this case with a review of the literatures.
Key Words: blunt ocular trauma;isolated posterior capsule rupture;traumatic cataract
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