Case 42: Open Globe Rupture and Retinal Detachment with Retinal Incarceration from Baseball Injury

  • Avni P. Finn
  • Catherine J. Choi
  • Dean Eliott


A 56-year-old man was struck in the right eye by a baseball and presented with a Zone III open globe rupture. B-scan ultrasonography after initial globe repair revealed vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, and retinal incarceration and the patient subsequently underwent vitreoretinal surgery. This case highlights principles of posterior globe closure and retinal detachment repair, specifically retinal incarceration, in cases of open globe trauma.


Posterior rupture Retinal incarceration Retinectomy Retinal detachment Proliferative vitreoretinopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avni P. Finn
    • 1
  • Catherine J. Choi
    • 2
  • Dean Eliott
    • 3
  1. 1.Vitreoretinal SurgeryDuke Eye CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Vitreoretinal SurgeryDepartment of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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