Case 20: Zone I Open Globe Repair with Secondary Removal of Lens Using a Pars Plana Approach

  • Mohammad DahroujEmail author
  • Eric D. Gaier
  • Seanna Grob
  • Dean Eliott


A 54-year-old man presented with a limbus-to-limbus, stellate Zone I open globe injury of the left eye following a penetrating injury from projectile wooden material. The patient underwent repair of his open globe injury and required secondary lensectomy through pars plana approach 10 days later. The patient developed cystoid macular edema that improved with a long course of topical treatment, achieving a final visual acuity of 20/80+ with a rigid gas permeable contact lens.


Cystoid macular edema Posterior lens capsule violation Lensectomy Aphakia Rigid gas permeable contact lenses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Dahrouj
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eric D. Gaier
    • 1
  • Seanna Grob
    • 1
  • Dean Eliott
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA
  2. 2.Vitreoretinal SurgeryDepartment of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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