|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 602
Bruckner's test in an oil-filled eye
Amber A Bhayana, Priyanka Prasad, K Anshida
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Apr-2022|
Amber A Bhayana
Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Anshida K. Bruckner's test in an oil-filled eye. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:602
Red reflex test using distant indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed a hypermetropic glow- a bright reflex localized to the inferior part of the eyeball and dark crescent superiorly [Figure 1]a, in the right eye of a 30-year-old male (phakic, operated encerclage-vitreo-retinal surgery, silicone oil in situ); other eye was normal [unaided 20/20, [Figure 1]b]. Right eye was emmetropic prior to retinal detachment. Present refractive error was +3.5 diopters sphere in right eye. Phakic eyes develop 5–7 diopters of hyperopia when the vitreous cavity is filled with silicone oil. Refractive error in our case was less hyperopic because of equitorial constriction causing lenticular thickening and axial elongation; both due to encerclage and both contributing to myopia, thus relatively reducing hyperopic magnitude. We detected this refractive error using Bruckner's test, and would like to document with reasoning, red reflex finding of cerclaged oil-filled eye. It can be used as a quick assessment tool for refractive status in oil-filled eyes in peripheral setting.
|Figure 1: (a) Hypermetropic red reflex in the right eye, notice bright reflex localized in lower part of eyeball, with a dark crescent seen superiorly diagnostic of hyperopia as described by authors in previous publication; (b) normal red reflex in left eye|
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