Primary Intraocular Lens Implantation in the Setting of Penetrating Ocular Trauma

Patrick E. Rubsamen, W. David Irvine, Brooks W. McCuen, William E. Smiddy, C. Bradley Bowman

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Purpose: To evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who underwent lensectomy and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation at the time of primary repair of a penetrating ocular injury. Methods: A review of 14 patients who sustained cataracts and lens rupture in the setting of a corneal laceration to determine anatomic and visual outcome, in addition to complications related to the primary IOL. Results: The IOL remained anatomically stable in all 14 patients with no complications encountered at implantation or after surgery. Final visual acuity in 9 of the 14 patients was 20/40 or better. Six patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy for removal of an intraocular foreign body. Conclusion: Intraocular lens implantation at the time of lensectomy and primary repair of a corneal laceration allows good visual rehabilitation with restoration of binocular function and serves as an alternative to contact lens correction in select patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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