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February 1977

Clinically Unsuspected Phacoanaphylaxis After Ocular Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Yale Univerisity School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(2):244-246. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020045008

• Phacoanaphylaxis (lens-induced uveitis) is a potentially curable ocular inflammation secondary to lens trauma. Recently we have seen three clinically undiagnosed enucleation specimens in our eye pathology laboratory with this entity. Our observations add an argument to the recent concept that early lens removal in cases of traumatic cataract with lens capsule rupture would ultimately lead to better visual results.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:244-246, 1977)