Chorioretinitis sclopetaria is a rare event with a poor visual prognosis, with less than a hundred cases reported worldwide. We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who presented with swelling and decreased vision in the left eye after an alleged fall. On examination, the affected eye showed periorbital ecchymosis, ptosis, subconjunctival haemorrhage, hyphema, and an afferent pupillary defect. A CT scan showed a foreign object lodged in the left orbit which was removed surgically. This case report intends to describe the rare occurrence of chorioretinitis sclopetaria in a child, wherein the history of gun pellet injury, elicited in retrospect, clinched the diagnosis.
"A rare case of chorioretinitis sclopetaria- a pellet in a haystack,"
Manipal Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 6:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjms/vol6/iss2/8