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April 1973

Traumatic Choroidal Rupture With Late Serous Detachment of MaculaReport of Successful Argon Laser Treatment

Author Affiliations

New Orleans
From Touro Eye Research Laboratory, New Orleans.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(4):354-355. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040356020

A patient sustained a traumatic choroidal rupture with a subretinal pigment epithelial hematoma that resolved with return of vision of 20/40. Subsequent examination and fluorescein angiography documented development of choroidal neovascularization with secondary serous macular detachment.

Argon laser photocoagulation was successful in obliterating the neovascularization with its potential for disciform macular hemorrhage and attendant visual loss.