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Bone-like growth causes retinal detachment

New Delhi clinicians highlight the case of a 38-year-old patient who lost vision in her right eye over the course of a month

19 Jun 2018 by Selina Powell

New Delhi clinicians have described discovering a bone-like growth that caused a 38-year-old patient’s retina to detach.

Writing in BMJ Case Reports, the authors highlighted how the woman presented to the hospital outpatient department with a gradual, painless diminution of vision in her right eye over the past month.

Her visual acuity was limited to the perception of light in the affected eye while she had 20/20 vision in her left eye.

Fundus examination and sonography revealed an exudative retinal detachment caused by a choroidal osteoma.

The clinicians emphasised that one of the characteristic features of choroidal osteoma is in situ calcification, which can be diagnosed using ultrasonography or a CT scan. 

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