Case 38: Self-sealing Open Globe Injury

  • Kristine LoEmail author
  • Danielle Trief
  • Yewlin E. Chee


A 51 year old man presented 2 days after a Zone I open globe injury of the right eye after hammering metal. He was found to have a self-sealing corneal laceration and a traumatic cataract with a lenticular foreign body. He underwent removal of the intralenticular foreign body and phacoemulsification of a traumatic cataract. He was left aphakic and underwent secondary intraocular lens placement a month later.


Self-sealing corneal laceration Secondary intraocular lens implantation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew York CityUSA
  3. 3.Vitreoretinal Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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