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Macular hole, commotio retinae, and choroidal rupture after blunt eye injury

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

Macular hone, commotio retinae, choroidal rupture

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This patient experienced blunt eye injury during a severe motor vehicle accident and has several retinal sequellae from the incident. Notable findings include a full-thickness macular hole and multiple arc-shaped choroidal ruptures in the inferotemporal macula. There is also a large area of hypopigmentation secondary to commotio retinae, or loss of retinal transparency secondary to photoreceptor disorganization.


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last updated: 8/19/2013
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