Diagnosis and management of traumatic cyclodialysis cleft

Alex Malandrini, Angelo Balestrazzi, Gianluca Martone, Gian Marco Tosi, Aldo Caporossi

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A 48-year-old man presented with hyphema, iridocyclitis, iridophacodonesis, and maculopathy after a contusive trauma. Ultrasound biomicroscopy identified a 90-degree cyclodialysis cleft with severe damage of the zonular fibers. Echographic B-scan examination revealed intravitreal hemorrhage and a 360-degree choroidal detachment. One month later, phacoemulsification was performed and a single-piece poly(methyl methacrylate) intraocular lens was inserted into the ciliary sulcus, with the haptic rotated toward the cyclodialysis cleft area. Postoperatively, the visual acuity improved and the intraocular pressure returned to normal. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed closure of the cleft by reattachment of the ciliary body to the scleral spur. Optical coherence tomography revealed complete resolution of the macular and choroidal folds. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a useful method for appropriate management of traumatic cyclodialysis cleft. In cases of small cyclodialysis clefts, with the surgical method we describe, the lens haptics apply directional force toward the sclera, fostering adherence of the ciliary body fibers. © 2008 ASCRS and ESCRS.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1213-1216
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2008


  • Choroid Diseases
  • Chronic Disease
  • Ciliary Body
  • Eye Injuries
  • Humans
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular
  • Ligaments
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Acoustic
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle, Smooth
  • Ocular Hypotension
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Sensory Systems
  • Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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