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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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TORRES GONZALEZ, Odisbel et al. Traumatic cataract, a complex case. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.356-366. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: traumatic cataracts are a challenge for the surgeon of the anterior segment due to the large number of factors to be taken into account in its approach. The backgrounds to the type of trauma are vital, which together with a thorough physical examination determines the appropriate surgical approach and surgical strategy. Case report: a male patient, 26 years old, who suffered blunt trauma with a blunt object in the left eyeball, which then began to occur a progressive visual loss. The ophthalmologic review found: nasal pterygium sector and opacities level lens (cataract rosette) with iris-phacodonesis without the presence of vitreous in the anterior chamber. The affected patient's pupil was dilated, confirming zonular rupture of just over 90 degrees. At the bottom of indirect eye, a normal posterior pole without trauma injuries perceived product. After this assessment was diagnosed with traumatic cataract complicated. Conclusions: the solution of this disease was surgical. Electively lens extraction was performed by phaco-aspiration and used a haptic zone of a rigid lens is polymethylmethacrylate is the substance of which is made the lens stiff as replacement of a ring capsular distension sutured in the sector time, offering good stability capsular bag with foldable IOL implant end.

Keywords : Cataract; Physical examination.

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