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Popped eye (blunt trauma leading to penetrating eye injury and lens displacement in the pseudophakic eye)
  1. P Gilligan1,
  2. M J Gallagher2,
  3. M Dudley1,
  4. P Cryer1
  1. 1Airedale General Hospital, West Yorkshire, UK
  2. 2The Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Gilligan, 1 Far Moss, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7NU, UK (dhegarty{at}


Blunt trauma to the eye of patients with an artificial intraocular lens may cause globe rupture with all the accompanying sequelae. It must be recognised promptly and dealt with appropriately before urgent referral to ophthalmology.

  • ophthamology

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