Ruptured globe

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


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Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

No acute intracranial haemorrhage or orbital fracture.

Collapse and crenelation 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 (intra operative) was of total hyphema. Could not tell where lens was. Sutured and for US follow up.


4 weeks post injury follow up US

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

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Case information

rID: 35142
Case created: 24th Mar 2015
Last edited: 27th Sep 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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