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Choroid Detachment, a Rare Cause of Vision Loss Diagnosed by Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

Authors
  • Jarrett, Brian1
  • Secko, Michael1
  • 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Kings County Hospital Center/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of emergency medicine
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2017
Volume
52
Issue
4
Pages
527–529
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.07.115
PMID: 27712896
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We present a case of a patient who presented with vision loss caused by a choroid detachment diagnosed on point-of-care ultrasound because fundoscopic examination was limited due to cataracts. Ultrasound findings based on location and appearance during both static and dynamic evaluation that help differentiate a choroid vs. a retinal detachment are also described. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Choroid detachments have a different sonographic appearance, as well as management, compared to a retinal detachment.

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