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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Traumatic cataract with iridodialysis and lens coloboma

Contributor: Christopher A Kirkpatrick, MD

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

This is a traumatic cataract with an iridodialysis (separation of the iris from it's attachment to the ciliary body) from a blunt injury during childhood. There is an anterior cortical cataract with evidence of capsular compromise and adhesion of the displaced iris to this area. There is also a lens pseudo-coloboma (lessened convexity along the equator) inferotemporally secondary to zonular dehiscence (not shown).

Traumatic Cataract with iridodialysis and lens coloboma

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last updated: 5/2/2014 (update)
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