Globe rupture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


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Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

No acute intracranial hemorrhage or orbital fracture.

Collapse and crenulation of the right globe indicating rupture. There is heterogeneous density within the collapsed vitreous body which may represent blood and dislocated fractured lens material. Possible retinal detachment. No foreign body seen. Overlying periorbital soft tissue swelling.

Ophthalmologic assessment (intraoperative) was of total hyphaema. Could not tell where lens was. Sutured and for US follow up.


4 weeks post injury follow-up US

Extensive vitreous hemorrhage in the right eye. No obvious detachment.

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Case information

rID: 35142
Published: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 25th May 2018
System: Head & Neck
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