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Choroidal Rupture

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Choroidal ruptures are breaks in the choroid, Bruch´s membrane, and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that result from blunt ocular trauma.

Anterior ruptures are usually parallel to the ora serrata, while posterior ruptures have a crescent shape and are concentric to the optic disc.

Patient may have decreased vision if there is commotion retinae or subretinal hemorrhage, or if the rupture is located in the macula.

During the healing phase choroidal neovascularization is a common finding.

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