Female patient attending for CT for chronic headache. Previous trauma to the left eye.
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Shrunken, irregular left globe with dense internal calcification. Normal right orbit.
Unremarkable intracranial appearances.
Phthisis bulbi is an atrophic, scarred and disorganised globe that may result from a variety of severe ocular insults. Dystrophic calcification is common, as in this case.
Causes include post-trauma, infection, radiation therapy.