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Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie
Volume 36, n° 7
page 613 (septembre 2013)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jfo.2012.08.007

Traumatic macular tear
Déchirure maculaire traumatique

Y. Bouziani , R. Benhhadou, S. Ballyout, Y. El Kholti, B. Jellab, I. Hajji, T. Baha Ali, A. Moutaouakil
Ophthalmology department, university hospital Mohammed VI, El Massira 2, B 486, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco 

Corresponding author. 20302, Allal Fassi, 40055 Marrakech, Morocco.

In blunt eye trauma, damage is caused by direct contusive force or counter-coup type injury. Low energy blunt trauma may cause minimal damage while high-energy trauma may have more severe results. We received in emergency a young patient who developed a macular tear after sustaining a severe eye trauma (Figure 1). This report on a macular tear, that developed following a high-energy blunt trauma, serves to call attention of retina physician to this rare sequela of eye trauma.

Figure 1

Figure 1. 

A 12-year-old child presented with a sudden post-traumatic loss of vision in the right eye. He was struck by a stone during a street fight 3weeks ago. On examination, his best-corrected visual acuity was counting fingers from 3m in the right eye. Slit lamp examination was normal. Fundus examination of right eye revealed a macular tear at the whole area of fovea.


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