Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after ocular trauma.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Feb 01 1977

PubMed ID: 836209

Author(s): Perlman EM, Albert DM. Clinically unsuspected phacoanaphylaxis after ocular trauma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Feb;95(2):244-6. PMID 836209

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 95, Issue 2, Feb 1977

Phacoanaphylaxis (lens-induced uveitis) is a potentially curable ocular inflammation secondary to lens truma. 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.