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The Ophthalmologist: Clinical and Therapeutic Journal

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Contusive retinal tear secondary to blunt trauma: A rare case report

Author(s): Himabindu Adusumilli*

Peripheral retinal tears can occur secondary to blunt trauma can be divided into typical or horse shoe and atypical or irregular shaped. A type of atypical tear is a stretch tear located anterior to equator, radial, irregular and wedge shaped configuration, postulated to occur due to rapid horizontal expansion of eye ball due to coup injury. A 30 year old sustained blunt ocular trauma to the left eye with visual acuity 20/200. Examination showed a large radial wedge shaped retinal tear in temporal periphery exposing the underlying bare choroid extending close to the equator with no associated retinal detachment. This case is unique due to the shape and orientation of the tear and such radial tears are rarely described in literature.


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