'The disappearing lens': Failure of CT to image the lens in traumatic intumescent cataract

Yehoshua Almog*, Irith Reider-Groswasser, Michaela Goldstein, Moshe Lazar, Yoram Segev, Orna Geyer

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Abstract

The CT scans of three patients whose eyes were lacerated by trauma failed to demonstrate the lens. A slit-lamp examination of those eyes clearly indicated that the lenses were present behind the iris but that they were swollen and opaque (intumescent cataract). Apparently, a shift of water into the injured lens had reduced the expected hyperdense CT image of the lens to a level that it was no longer discernible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Eyes, abnormalities
  • Eyes, trauma
  • Lens

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