Exercise band-induced lens dislocations: A case series.

Kathleen Schildroth // Publications // Sep 01 2019

PubMed ID: 31372578

Author(s): Rosignoli LM, Regan KA, Gray MJ, Ohning CR, Iyer SSR. Exercise band-induced lens dislocations: A case series. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Jun 13;15:100496. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100496. eCollection 2019 Sep. PMID 31372578

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology Case Reports, Volume 15, Sep 2019

PURPOSE We report three cases of lens dislocation due to ocular trauma from a recoiling exercise band.

OBSERVATIONS Three patients had closed globe injury resulting in lens dislocation. All had previously undergone intraocular surgeries; two patients were within three weeks of pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment repair. Findings included vision loss, hyphema, and increased intraocular pressure refractory to medical management. The retina remained attached post-traumatically in all cases. Lens removal or repositioning resulted in improved vision.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPORTANCE A recoiling exercise band can cause lens dislocation, hyphema, and ocular hypertension that may require surgical intervention. Our report emphasizes the importance of patient counseling in the perioperative period for the prevention of traumatic complications.