Monday, February 11, 2008

VizD Challenge Week of 2/11/08

A 31-year-old man presents to your ED after being hit in his eye with a golf ball

(click on image to enlarge)
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is a common, worrisome complication of this condition?

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Adam said...

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Petri said...

Hemorrhage of the opthalmic artery

Complicated by increasing ICP

Rune said...

1. hyphema 2. acute glaucoma

WongML said...


High intraoccular pressure is a complication. 15-20% of these cases will get glaucoma in 20 years from scarring from the trabecular meshwork.

Anonymous said...

That is a Hyphema and it can lead to increased IOP, changes in the color of the iris and loss of vision

Yvonne ED RN

jefferson said...

1. hyphema
2. synechiae leading to glaucoma

Anonymous said...

1. Hyphema
2. Hemorrhage

U of Cincinnati