Lens capsule rupture in a nonaccidental trauma

Published:January 23, 2021DOI:
      Here we present an image of the lens capsule rupture of the left eye of a 6-month-old female believed to be a victim of nonaccidental trauma. Grossly, the lens of the left eye appears irregular in shape compared with the lens of the right eye), showing this is unlikely artifactual or due to tissue processing. The image demonstrates a capsule break with distinct scrolling pattern at the edge. There are numerous hemorrhages of varying sizes in all retinal layers with rare blood cells seen in the vitreous cavity, as well as the optic nerve hemorrhage, not pictured. This is the first known report of lens capsule rupture in a suspected victim of nonaccidental trauma.
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