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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 2261

The chorioretinal “blast”

Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Center for Vitreoretinal Diseases, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Date of Web Publication23-Sep-2020

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Dr. Brijesh Takkar
Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Center for Vitreoretinal Diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_186_20

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Akhila M, Takkar B. The chorioretinal “blast”. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2261

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Akhila M, Takkar B. The chorioretinal “blast”. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 24];68:2261. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/10/2261/295682

A 23-year-old male presented with ocular discomfort following a gun-shot injury to his left eye 3 months ago. Visual acuity was 20/20, and both eyes were normal on external and anterior examination [Figure 1]. However, dilated fundus examination of the left eye revealed a large area of chorioretinal atrophy in nasal periphery surrounded by fibrosis and patches of subretinal hemorrhage, while retina was attached. Chorioretinitis sclopeteria was suspected and later confirmed after the detection of a metallic foreign body in the posterior orbit [Figure 1].[1] There may be serious complications of ocular trauma, despite visual acuity being full of normal external ocular features.[2],[3]
Figure 1: Fundus photo of the left eye shows bare sclera with chorioretinal rupture and subretinal hemorrhages, whereas the CT scan shows the foreign body in the posterior orbit. Inset photo shows the normal external appearance of the eyeballs

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Ludwig CA, Shields RA, Do DV, Moshfeghi DM, Mahajan VB. Traumatic chorioretinitis sclopetaria: Risk factors, management, and prognosis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2019;14:39-46.  Back to cited text no. 1
Gaur N, Takkar B, Sharma P. Bilateral complete blindness following globe-sparing single-bullet orbital injury. Indian J Ophthalmol 2016;64:770-1.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Takkar B, Rathi A, Azad S. Occult intraocular foreign body presenting as squint. Nepal J Ophthalmol 2015;7:178-81.  Back to cited text no. 3


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