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Spontaneous lens extrusion: an unusual late complication of Acanthamoeba keratitis
  1. Andrew Tabner,
  2. Rachel Parish
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew Tabner, Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE, UK; atabner{at}

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A 61-year-old retired teacher presented to our Emergency Department (ED) in August 2011 after experiencing the sensation of an object ‘falling out of her eye’. She brought the object into the department in a wine glass (figure 1).

Figure 1

Extruded lens.

History included treatment for Acanthamoeba keratitis …

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  • Contributors AT assessed the patient on arrival in ED. AT and RP contributed equally to research and preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.