A Rare Finding of an Early Anterior Polar Cataract after Burn Injury

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Fatine El Alami
Rajaa Boubsir
Selma Chiguer
Adil Mchachi
Laila Benhmidoune
Abderrahim Chakib
Rayad Rachid
Mohamed Elbelhadji


Ocular chemical injuries are true ophthalmic emergencies that require immediate and intensive intervention to minimize severe complications and profound visual loss [1]. They mostly affect young active men; causes include domestic accidents, workplace-related injuries and assaults [2]. Acid or base chemical burns can lead to serious lesions, of which corneal ulcer and limbal or conjunctival ischemia are the most common. However, several other complications have been described in the literature such as chronic dry eye, symblepharons and rarely cataracts.  Our work reports a case of an early onset cataract after a chemical burn, this is an unusual complication especially by its type and its time of onset.

Eye burn, chemical burn, cataract

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Alami, F. E., Boubsir, R., Chiguer, S., Mchachi, A., Benhmidoune, L., Chakib, A., Rachid, R., & Elbelhadji, M. (2020). A Rare Finding of an Early Anterior Polar Cataract after Burn Injury. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Ophthalmology, 3(3), 17-20. Retrieved from https://journalajrrop.com/index.php/AJRROP/article/view/30114
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