Surgical repair of a traumatized shrunken eye

M. Swartz, M. F. Goldberg, G. Peyman

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A 50 yr old man underwent removal of a traumatic cataract wih an intralenticular foreign body. Surgery was complicated by an unplanned extracapsular delivery of the lens and vitreous loss. Two years later, with a visual acuity of hand motions and signs of phthisis bulbi, he had a vitrectomy that cleared the media to reveal a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The detachment was treated by cryopexy, scleral buckling, and intraocular gas injection. One year after this combined procedure, his best corrected visual acuity was 20/400 with clear media and attached retina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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