International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

Clinical Profile and Visual Outcomes of Traumatic Cataract in Patients Aged 5 - 40 Years: A Retrospective Study

Deepali Gogoi | Arup Deuri [3]

Abstract: This retrospective study investigates the clinical characteristics and visual outcomes of patients aged 5 to 40 years presenting with traumatic cataract. The research aimed to explore the mode of presentation, injury types causing traumatic cataracts, and subsequent visual prognosis following intervention. Conducted at the Outpatient Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh, between July 2019 and June 2020, the study documented findings at presentation, performed cataract operations post pre - operative evaluation, and assessed complications. The study population comprised 46 patients with a male - to - female ratio of 2.3: 1, predominantly children aged 5 to 10 years from rural areas. Blunt injury emerged as the most common cause, often accompanied by other ocular injuries. Intra - operative complications were prevalent in 63 of cases, while post - operative Best Corrected Visual Acuity BCVA recorded at 6 weeks post - surgery indicated favorable outcomes, with a majority achieving BCVA better than 6/18. The study underscores the influence of injury type and associated ocular damage on visual prognosis and emphasizes the significance of prompt and meticulous management.

Keywords: Ocular trauma, traumatic cataract, blunt ocular injury, penetrating ocular injury

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1267 - 1271

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