A Case of Traumatic Pseudophacocele
Traumatic subconjunctival migration of an intraocular lens, termed pseudophacocele, is a rare, but devastating complication following cataract surgery. Published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, the authors describe a case of traumatic pseudophacocele following blunt ocular trauma.

A 65-year-old male patient visited our emergency outpatient department for severe loss of vision in the left eye (LE) following blunt ocular trauma. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in the LE was light perception and 20/20 in the right eye (RE).

On examination, a rigid posterior-chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) was seen in the superior subconjunctival perilimbal area associated with underlying evidence of scleral wound dehiscence and full-chambered hyphema precluding fundal view in the LE. B-Scan ultrasonography revealed vitreous hemorrhage with total retinal detachment.

Two years before, he had undergone an uneventful small incision cataract surgery with implantation of PCIOL in his LE. Anterior-segment and posterior-segment examinations were unremarkable in the RE. At surgery, the patient underwent successful removal of subconjunctival PCIOL and pars plana vitrectomy for repair of retinal detachment with silicone oil tamponade.

Traumatic aniridia and inferior retinal dialysis of 3'o clock hour were encountered in the course of surgery. About 4 months postoperatively, he underwent silicone oil removal in the LE. At the last controlled visit, he had BCVA of 20/200 in the LE.

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