Neuroradiology: Case Report"The Disappearing Lens": Failure of CT to Image the Lens in Traumatic Intumescent CataractAlmog, Yehoshua; Reider-Groswasser, Irith; Goldstein, Michaela; Lazar, Moshe; Segev, Yoram; Geyer, OrnaAuthor Information From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Y. Almog, M. Goldstein, M. Lazar, and O. Geyer) and Radiology (I. Reider-Groswasser and Y. Segev), Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Y. Almog at Department of Ophthalmology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St., Tel-Aviv 64239, Israel. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: May 1999 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 354-356 Buy Abstract The CT scans of three patients whose eyes were lacerated by trauma failed to demonstrated the lens. A slit-lamp examination of those eyes clearly indicated that the lenses were present behind the iris but that they were swollen and opaque (intumescent cataract). Apparently, a shift of water into the injured lens had reduced the expected hyperdense CT image of the lens to a level that is was no longer discernible. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.