A 51-year-old member asked:
Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists.
Answered on Jan 22, 2014
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