Conclusions: In this study, a majority of eyes with traumatic cataract were safely rehabilitated with posterior chamber lens implantation. Visual acuity improved in 90% of eyes; complications were seen in 15%.
Is traumatic cataract curable?
The good news is the condition is usually treatable through cataract surgery. The process involves removing the natural lens of the eye then replacing it with an intraocular lens.
What does a traumatic cataract look like?
What does a traumatic cataract look like? A cataract due to blunt trauma often looks like a white rosette of petals or feathers. A cataract due to a piercing injury may be smaller but it may also expand rapidly. This rosette can appear right after the injury, or months to years later.
How long does it take to develop traumatic cataract?
Traumatic cataracts can occur as a result of a sharp penetrating injury to the lens capsule and/or lens, or a blunt concussive force. They may take days to years to develop. The diagnosis of traumatic cataracts is based on an abnormality in the red reflex.
What is meant by traumatic cataract?
Traumatic cataract is a clouding of the lens that may occur after either blunt or penetrating ocular trauma that disrupts the lens fibers. Most traumatic cataracts are intumescent, but their type and clinical course depend on trauma mechanism and the integrity of the capsular bag.
How do you treat a traumatic cataract?
Traumatic Cataract Treatment
In eyes with existing injuries, if the lens damage is clear and extensive with cortical material in the anterior chamber, lens removal is performed at the same time as repair of the cut in the cornea, termed as the primary procedure.
What kind of trauma can cause cataracts?
Traumatic cataracts occur secondary to blunt or penetrating ocular trauma. Infrared energy (glass-blower’s cataract), electric shock, and ionizing radiation are other rare causes of traumatic cataracts.
Can a cataract burst?
Spontaneous Anterior Capsular Rupture Associated With Anterior Polar Cataract. Lens capsular rupture has been reported to be traumatic or spontaneous. Traumatic capsular ruptures can occur from penetrating,1 surgical,2,3 or blunt trauma.
Can you get a cataract from an eye injury?
Penetrating ocular injury may induce a cataract by puncturing the lens capsule, and the eye may still contain this intraocular foreign body. Blunt ocular injury can cause a diffuse cataract with a higher chance for zonular loss.
Can you get cataracts from a concussion?
Sometimes, the eye itself is injured during the head injury. There can also be medical conditions that aren’t related to TBI. These include cataracts or glaucoma. Other vision problems occur due to damage to the wiring in the brain.
What causes oil drop cataract?
Bilateral lens changes. Zonular or nuclear opacity with increased refractive power of the nuclear portion causes an “oil droplet” appearance on retroillumination. Lenticular myopia.