University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Elizabeth Gauger, MD, The University of Iowa

Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA

Category: Retina



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18-year-old male who suffered an ocular injury from a BB discharged from a BB gun. The BB entered the medial aspect of the orbit, but did not penetrate the globe. The photo shows inferonasal sclopetaria with associated intraretinal and pre-retinal hemorrhage. Sclopetaria is often seen after high-velocity injury to the orbit. Also note the extensive commotio retinae, or retinal whitening, especially in the macula and around the optic disc. No retinal holes or tears were identified.

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last updated: 08-15-2012
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