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Bilateral posterior dislocation of the crystalline lens after a head injury sustained during a seizure

By S Izadi, R M K Stewart and S Jain

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This article presents a case of bilateral posterior dislocations of the crystalline lens in a patient with epilepsy who presented with reduced vision and anisocoria 2 weeks after having sustained head injuries during a seizure. The possibility of lens dislocation was raised only at this time, and subsequently confirmed on computed tomography. Such patients may require prompt referral to the ophthalmologist to treat complications such as functional aphakia, uveitis and more seriously pupillary block glaucoma. This case highlights the importance of ocular examination of head injuries to rule out possible ophthalmological pathology

Topics: Emergency Casebook
Publisher: BMJ Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2658178
Provided by: PubMed Central
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