Spontaneous dislocation of the lens nucleus to the anterior chamber

Abstract Spontaneous rupture of the anterior lens capsule, evolving with anterior dislocation of the lens nucleus is a rare complication of hypermature cataract. We report a case of a female patient, 79 years old, who presented with spontaneous rupture of the anterior lens capsule with anterior dislocation of the nucleus in the right eye with no history of ocular trauma. The diagnosis was confirmed by the visualization of the tabs of the anterior capsule, especially when the nucleus was removed. We perform phacoemulsification of the nucleus by the risk of decompensating the cornea. It is important to highlight the rarity of the case, the first being reported in Brazil.