Case Report

Traumatic Aniridia Following a Blunt Ocular Trauma in a Pseudophakic Patient


  • Baran Gencer
  • Selçuk Kara
  • Hasan Ali Tufan
  • Arzu Taşkıran Çömez
  • Sedat Arıkan

Received Date: 31.01.2013 Accepted Date: 22.05.2013 Turk J Ophthalmol 2014;44(1):80-82

Blunt ocular traumas cause serious ocular problems in the anterior and posterior segments of the eye and even may result in globe perforation. In the literature, some cases have been reported with aniridia by traumatic iris expulsion and preserved intraocular lens after blunt trauma in pseudophakic eyes that had undergone cataract surgery with phacoemulsification. In this case, phacoemulsification was performed four months before a blunt trauma to the same eye, intraocular lens remained centralized although traumatic aniridia and partial zonulolysis occurred. This is the first case of traumatic aniridia in a pseudophakic eye in our country, and we aimed to present the possibility of relative protective effects of small cataract incisions after blunt trauma.

Keywords: Aniridia, bluntoculartrauma, phacoemulsification

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