Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of Ocular Cataract Lens


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.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View