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

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SAATCİ A. O., Parlak M., Saatci I., YAMAN A.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPTOMETRY, vol.95, no.5, pp.557-559, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00690.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.557-559
  • Keywords: retina, retinal pigment epithelium, rupture, spontaneous closure, trauma, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, BLUNT TRAUMA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


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.