Purpose: To report a child with anterior lens capsule rupture caused by air bag inflation.
Methods: A 10-year-old girl sustained a rupture of the right anterior lens capsule secondary to air bag deployment during a minor automobile accident. The evaluation included orbital ultrasound and orbital computed tomography.
Result: The right eye underwent lens aspiration with intraocular lens placement. Postoperatively, the patient did well with 20/25 best-corrected visual acuity.
Conclusion: Our case, in which the patient's lens capsule was ruptured by air bag inflation, illustrates that air bag deployment, even in minor low-speed accidents, can cause severe blunt trauma to the eye.