2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
11 Lens and Cataract
Chapter 5: Pathology
Perforating or Penetrating Injury
A perforating or penetrating injury of the lens often causes opacification of the cortex at the site of the rupture, which usually progresses rapidly to complete opacification (Fig 5-14). Occasionally, a small perforating injury of the lens capsule heals, resulting in a stationary focal cortical cataract (Fig 5-15).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 11 - Lens and Cataract. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.