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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 410289, 3 pages
Case Report

Ischemic Retinopathy and Neovascular Proliferation Secondary to Severe Head Injury

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University Adana, Dadaloglu Mahallesi Serinevler 2591 Sokak No. 4/A, Yuregir, 01250 Adana, Turkey

Received 5 June 2014; Revised 8 July 2014; Accepted 9 July 2014; Published 20 July 2014

Academic Editor: Maurizio Battaglia Parodi

Copyright © 2014 Muge Coban-Karatas and Rana Altan-Yaycioglu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case with severe head trauma and perforating globe injury in one eye and ischemic retinopathy and neovascular proliferation in the other eye. A 37-year-old male was brought to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident with severe maxillofacial trauma. Ophthalmic examination revealed hematoma of the left eyelids as well as traumatic rupture and disorganization of the left globe. On the right eye, anterior segment and fundoscopic examination were normal. Primary globe repair was performed. At postoperative one-month visit, the right eye revealed no pathology of the optic disc and macula but severe neovascularization in the temporal peripheral retina. The patient was diagnosed as ischemic retinopathy and neovascular proliferation due to head trauma.