Chorioretinitis Sclopetaria: A Case Report

Vadim Igal, Yael Sara Pikkel Igal, Yoav Yechezkel Pikkel

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We present the case of a 43-year-old male with a war injury that manifested in damage to the retina in his right eye causing chorioretinitis sclopetaria. Chorioretinitis sclopetaria is a characteristic pattern of choroidal and retinal damage that is caused by a high-velocity projectile passing into the orbit, in close proximity to the eye globe. We discuss this rare situation, the injury mechanism, suggested treatment, and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chorioretinitis sclopetaria
  • Shrapnel trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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