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102. Jahrestagung der DOG

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e. V.

23. bis 26.09.2004, Berlin

Sudden visual loss and anisocoria follwing blunt head trauma in a 9-year-old boy: diagnostic difficulties

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  • corresponding author E.L. Czaplicka - Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki AM w Poznaniu/PL
  • I. Rospond - Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki AM w Poznaniu/PL
  • K. Pecold - Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki AM w Poznaniu/PL

Evidenzbasierte Medizin - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. 102. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. Berlin, 23.-26.09.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04dogP 197

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Published: September 22, 2004

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The aim of this study is to present a rare and diagnostically difficult case.


9-year-old boy who experienced a blunt head trauma with a visual loss, blurred vision of the left eye and anisocoria but during a few months of observation those symptoms alleviated and the patient regained the full visual acuity.


Routine complete ophthalmological examination, visual and colour vision testing, neurological examination, visual evoked potentials, fluorescein angiography, MRI and CT of the skull.


Apart from the decrease of the visual acuity that could not be corrected by any glasses or a pin hole (the visual acuity regarding nearness was full) and anisocoria we did not found any pathology in neither ophthalmological nor neurological examination nor on conventional imaging.


After the exclusion of other ophthalmological causes of that visual loss, we settled the most probable diagnosis of the traumatic lesion of the ciliary body.