Traumatic Cataract Workup

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

Perform the following:

  • B-scan - If the posterior pole cannot be visualized

  • A-scan - Prior to cataract extraction

  • CT scan of the orbits - Fractures and foreign bodies [11, 12]

Tabatabaei et al showed that 20-MHz ultrasound (Eye Cubed) was both more sensitive and more specific than anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (OCT; Visante model 1000) and Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam) in detecting posterior capsular rupture prior to surgery in patients with traumatic cataract. [13]