The term “pseudophacocele” is characterized by subconjunctival extrusion of an IOL. It is mostly traumatic in nature and commonly results due to opening or gaping of the surgical wound many years after the cataract surgery is performed. The surgical wound represents an inherent weakness in the contour of the globe and upon forceful trauma it leads to IOL extrusion. Due to an intact conjunctiva, the extruded IOL almost always becomes contained in the subconjunctival space. This prevents the globe from being directly exposed to the environment.
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