|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 882
Post-traumatic giant macular tear
Shalin Shah, Manisha Agarwal, Brajesh Kumar
Department of Vitreoretina, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||09-Oct-2021|
Dr. Manisha Agarwal
Head of Vitreoretina Department, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Shah S, Agarwal M, Kumar B. Post-traumatic giant macular tear. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:882
An 18-year-old boy presented with decreased vision in his right eye following trauma while playing kabaddi 15 days back. On examination, his best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was counting fingers at 3 meters with an unusual giant macular tear and retinal detachment [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Color fundus montage photograph of right eye showing giant macular tear and retinal detachment|
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A giant macular tear at the macula following trauma is a rare occurrence. The exact mechanism is unknown however unequal vitreous attachment to all sides of the macula could be responsible for this configuration.
As per review of the literature, two cases of macular tear have been reported in the literature., However a giant macular tear following blunt trauma has never been reported in the past.
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