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October 1959

Traumatic Luxation of Lens: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Wood (Milwaukee), and Marquette University School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(4):616-618. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220040078011

Rupture of the sciera with luxation of the intact lens to the outside of the globe is a rare occurrence. There are very few cases reported in literature, and these are all quoted from the literature of many decades ago. Surpassing the interesting aspects of this case is the lesson in conservation that is gained and the excellent results with use of ultraviolet-light photography.

Report of Case  A 63-year-old patient was first seen in the hospital in 1947. There was a past history of recurrent eye disease since 1940. A diagnosis of bilateral anterior uveitis had been made. For the next 10 years he had been treated for periodic exacerbations of the disease in each eye. The vision in the left eye was light perception only, but the right eye was maintained at 20/50. The intraocular pressure was only 10 (Schiøtz) in each eye. The last treatments for the uveitis

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