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Diagnose on Sight: Traumatic Vision Loss


lens dislocationCase: A 60 year old male presents after being hit by an automobile while riding his bicycle. He has significant blunt head trauma. His left eye is pictured here. What is the diagnosis?


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Eken C, Yuruktumen A, Yildiz G. Ultrasound diagnosis of traumatic lens dislocation. J Emerg Med. 2013;44(1):e109-10. [PubMed]
Hafidi Z, Daoudi R. Images in clinical medicine. Anterior dislocation of the lens. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(14):1343. [PubMed]
Jeff Riddell, MD

Jeff Riddell, MD

ALiEM Assistant Editor
Diagnose on Sight series;
Medical Education Research Fellow
University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center
Jeff Riddell, MD

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