Spontaneous closure of the retinal pigment epithelial microrupture caused by a retained retrobulbar pellet


Saatci A. O. , Parlak M., Saatci I., Yaman A.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPTOMETRY, vol.95, no.5, pp.557-559, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00690.x
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPTOMETRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-559

Abstract

We describe a 48-year-old woman with a retained retrobulbar pellet and associated retinal pigment epithelial detachment. Spectral optical coherence tomography disclosed a focal microrupture of the retinal pigment epithelium. After two weeks of oral prednisolone treatment, the retinal pigment epithelial detachment was flattened and the microrupture was sealed. Optical coherence tomography is an important tool to elucidate the pathogenesis of blunt trauma-related posterior pole changes.