Traumatic cataract presenting with unilateral nasal hemianopsia

Carol Karp, Jacqueline R. Fazio

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A 56-year-old man developed a nasal field defect in his left eye 3 months after a traumatic accident. An examination showed a posterior subcapsular cataract in the left eye with no neurologic deficits. Humphrey 24-2 visual field testing revealed a nasal hemianopsia in the left eye. After cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation, the patient's visual field returned to normal. This case shows that a cataract can present with a localized visual field deficit, which may be corrected by cataract extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1302-1303
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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