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


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Questions:
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is a common, worrisome complication of this condition?


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7 comments:

Adam said...

Jefferson,
Please email me at nyemergencymedicine@gmail.com to receive your $5 prize.

Petri said...

Hemorrhage of the opthalmic artery

Complicated by increasing ICP

Rune said...

1. hyphema 2. acute glaucoma

WongML said...

Hyphema.

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 Yvonnemuse@yahoo.com

jefferson said...

1. hyphema
2. synechiae leading to glaucoma

Anonymous said...

1. Hyphema
2. Hemorrhage

John
U of Cincinnati