Phthisis bulbi left eye

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa


History of occular injury in the childhood followed by gradual loss of vision on the left side

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is a well defined smooth rim calcified area within the left orbital cavity representing globe calcification. Lens calcification also noted within the calcified globe.

Case Discussion

Phthisis Bulbi is the sequelae and end result of major injury to the eye (trauma, infection) with a shrunken calcified 'lump' remaining. This would be considered an auntminnie!

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Case information

rID: 53742
Published: 9th Jun 2017
Last edited: 10th Jun 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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