Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

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: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--83

Retinitis sclopetaria in blast injury


Maithili Mishra, Sheela P Kerkar, Samruddhi Dani, Priyarthi Pradhan, Bhooshan Gandhi, Sonal S Desai 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Maithili Mishra
Department of Ophthalmology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

A 52-year-old male presented with decreased vision in his left eye for 1.5 years after he suffered from a blast injury at his workplace in a chemical factory. Clinical examination revealed no systemic abnormality; however, ocular evaluation of the left eye showed traumatic mydriasis of the pupil and fundus examination showed multiple choroidal ruptures with extensive scar formation and widespread pigmentary alteration, causing a distinctive pattern of retinitis sclopetaria. Closed globe injury, especially blast injury, which has a high velocity causes a typical pattern of retinal findings. Our patient did not develop retinal detachment even after 1.5 years of trauma; however, macular involvement caused poor vision and prognosis. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography did not reveal any abnormal choroidal neovascularization. Retinitis sclopetaria is an uncommon entity, and long-term clinical outcomes are not well reported. In this report, we would like to discuss the clinical features seen after a long-standing trauma, injury mechanism, suggested treatment, and prognosis.


How to cite this article:
Mishra M, Kerkar SP, Dani S, Pradhan P, Gandhi B, Desai SS. Retinitis sclopetaria in blast injury.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2019;7:81-83


How to cite this URL:
Mishra M, Kerkar SP, Dani S, Pradhan P, Gandhi B, Desai SS. Retinitis sclopetaria in blast injury. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 16 ];7:81-83
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