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March 2002

Iris-Lens Inclusion Cyst Following Penetrating Injury

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(3):404. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.3.404

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was struck in his right eye by a tree branch in 1986, resulting in a corneal laceration and a traumatic cataract. Extracapsular cataract extraction was performed in November 1986, and he achieved a visual acuity of 20/20 OD (+16.00 soft contact lens). The patient was initially examined at the Cullen Eye Institute, Houston, Tex, in August 1989. Visual acuity was 20/20 OD (+11.50 +0.25 × 30) and 20/15 OS (uncorrected). Slitlamp examination in the right eye revealed a 1-mm, paracentral, linear, full-thickness corneal scar and posterior capsular and cortical lens remnants with adherent iris pigment posterior to the iris at the 6-o'clock position. The remainder of the examination was otherwise normal in both eyes.

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