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July/August 2009

This Month's BLINK
Initially Obscured Choroidal Rupture at the Macula
Written by Wael M. El-Haig, MBBS, MD, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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July 2009 This Month's Blink

A 20-year-old woman sustained accidental blunt trauma to her right eye. She presented with macular hemorrhage and visual acuity of 20/320 (Fig. 1). Over a follow-up period of four months, the macular hematoma showed liquefaction (Fig. 2) and discoloration (Fig. 3), and then resorbed. Subsequently, a choroidal rupture was revealed (Fig. 4). It appeared as a white crescent that was concentric with the optic disc. Her final visual acuity was 20/120.

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