CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2020; 30(01): 92-94
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_369_19
Case Report

Traumatic intralenticular abscess—What is so different?

S Balamurugan
Consultant Uvea Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
Bharat Gurnani
Cornea Fellow, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
Kirandeep Kaur
Pediatric Fellow, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
Prasanth Gireesh
Consultant Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
Shivanand Narayana
Consultant, Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
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Intralenticular abscess is a very rare entity that occurs after trauma, cataract surgeries, or as metastatic infection. It is important to pinpoint this sequestrated infection and to evacuate the abscess surgically to prevent chronic endophthalmitis. In this report, we describe a case of posttraumatic lenticular abscess highlighting the characteristic clinical features and their management. Additionally, here we report the first time use of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography as a diagnostic tool in delineating lens abscess from traumatic cataract which further guide the management and prognosis of the case.

Traumatic intralenticular abscess (TILA)—What is so different?

Publication History

Received: 09 September 2019

Accepted: 26 November 2019

Publication Date:
19 July 2021 (online)

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