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Open Access Case report

Annular pigment band on the posterior capsule following blunt ocular trauma: a case report

Aashish Anand* and Rosalind J Harrison

Author Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Queen's Hospital NHS Trust, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE130RB, UK

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BMC Ophthalmology 2005, 5:13  doi:10.1186/1471-2415-5-13

Published: 20 June 2005

Abstract

Background

To report an unusual case of annular pigment band on the posterior capsule following blunt ocular trauma.

Case presentation

We describe an annular pigment band on the posterior capsule following blunt ocular trauma in a 28-year old male patient. Repeat examinations revealed no evidence of other signs of blunt ocular trauma or pigment dispersion syndrome in either eye.

Conclusion

The annular pigment band in this case corresponds to the adherence of the hyaloideocapsulare ligament to the posterior capsule and reconfirms its rare visualization in the living eye. This finding may be an isolated sign of blunt ocular trauma and a compromised integrity of the vitreolenticular interface should be strongly suspected. We recommend careful documentation in context of future cataract surgery in these eyes.