Clinical Diagnosis of Chorioretinitis Sclopetaria in a Patient Presenting without a History of Trauma

  • Yaran Koban Kafkas University, Kars,Turkey
  • Orhan Ayar
  • Mustafa Koc
  • Sibel Karayol
Keywords: Chorioretinitis, choroid injuries, sclopetaria, trauma


Chorioretinitis sclopetaria is a rare and unique manifestation of ocular trauma caused by high-velocity objects that pass adjacent to, but do not penetrate the globe. In these patients, anamnesis is very helpful for diagnosis and it is not expected that a patient could completely forget the trauma as these traumas are generally severe. Diagnosis can be difficult in the case of patients who do not state trauma in anamnesis as in our case. It is crucial to recognize the pathognomonic fundus findings in this rarely seen condition because these findings are invaluable in the absence of history of trauma. In this case report, we describe a case of chorioretinitis sclopetaria who was injured with a ball-bearing (BB) gun in childhood and did not realize.


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