Controversies in traumatic cataract classification and management: a review

Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;48(4):251-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2013.03.010.


Traumatic cataract is one of the important causes of blindness after ocular trauma, either open or close globe. Visual outcome is unpredictable because it is not only lens that decides visual outcome. There is no standard classification, investigation, or treatment guidelines for the same. There are controversies regarding predictive models. We would like to highlight these controversies and try to reach certain guidelines that may help clinicians to manage traumatic cataracts.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / classification*
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Injuries / classification*
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / classification*
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular
  • Lens, Crystalline / injuries*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Time Factors
  • Trauma Severity Indices*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / classification*