Traumatic Cataract Surgeries

A traumatic cataract develops when the eye lens gets damaged from either a blunt (snow ball, water balloon) or penetrating force. Surgical approaches vary depending on the extent and nature of the damage. A primary surgical approach involves simultaneous removal of the lens and corneal laceration repair, usually undertaken if the lens damage is clear and extensive. In a secondary surgery, the corneal laceration repair precedes cataractous lens removal. The secondary approach may be indicated in cases of severe corneal trauma with marked edema.