International Ophthalmology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 445–447 | Cite as

Posttraumatic acute choroidopathy

  • Özlem Dikmetas
  • Annegret Abaza
  • Faik GeliskenEmail author
Case Report



To report a case of acute choroidopathy following a blunt ocular trauma.


Ocular examination included dilated fundus examination and optical coherence tomography enhanced depth imaging (OCT-EDI).


Single-patient case report.

Case report

A 10-year-old boy was referred following a blunt trauma to the right eye. The visual acuity diminished to 20/200 and mild hemorrhage was found in the anterior chamber. The fundoscopy was unremarkable. An OCT-EDI revealed a choroidal thickening and detachment at the macula. Six month later, the choroidal morphology resolved and the visual acuity improved.


This study reported a case of acute choroidopathy associated with temporary thickening of the choroid and separation of the Haller’s layer from the sclera. OCT-EDI helped to detect and monitor the morphological changes in the apparently normal-looking macular choroid after ocular trauma. Further case reports with long term follow-up are needed to clarify the clinical impact of posttraumatic acute choroidopathy.


Blunt ocular trauma Choroid Edema Enhanced depth imaging Optical coherence tomography 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Author Özlem Dikmetas declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Faik Gelisken has received a speaker honorarium from Company Novartis. Author Annegret Abaza declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the participant (from the parents) included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Özlem Dikmetas
    • 1
  • Annegret Abaza
    • 2
  • Faik Gelisken
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of KastamonuKastamonuTurkey
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyEberhard-Karls UniversityTuebingenGermany
  3. 3.Universitäts-AugenklinikTuebingenGermany

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