Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of Ocular Cataract Lens
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2021.7.52725
Case presentation: A 33-year-old male presented to the emergency department following a motor vehicle collision with complaints of right eye pain after hitting his head on the steering wheel. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) revealed retinal detachment and an anterior lens dislocation.
Discussion: Lens dislocations following blunt head trauma can often be diagnosed using POCUS. Anterior ocular lens dislocation is a rare but vision-threatening result of head trauma. This case highlights how POCUS can facilitate early detection of ocular pathology, such as lens dislocation, and improves patient outcomes.