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Traumatic cataract study: Surgical outcomes of blunt versus penetrating ocular injuries

Cetin Akpolat, Ferhat Evliyaoglu, Muhammed Mustafa Kurt, Aylin Karadas, Mehmet Necdet Cinhuseyinoglu, Mustafa Nuri Elcioglu.


The aim of the present study is to evaluate the results of traumatic cataract surgery with regard to the type of trauma, mainly in the assessment of visual acuity. Forty-four patients who had been diagnosed with traumatic cataracts were included in this retrospectively designed study. The patients were divided into blunt and penetrating groups according to the type of trauma. Pre- and postoperative ocular findings of the cases were evaluated. Visual acuity, intraocular pressure, intra- and postoperative complications, associated injuries, and surgical approaches were analyzed. Thirty-three of the cases were male (75%) and 11 (25%) were female. There were 23 patients (52.27%) in the blunt group and 21 (47.72%) in the penetrating group. The pre-operative mean vision of the subjects included in the blunt and penetrating groups was 0.82 and 0.96 logMAR, respectively. Ten (22.72%) eyes were hypotonic (

Key words: Traumatic cataract, blunt injury, penetrating injury, phacoemulsification

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