An Unusual Presentation of Retinal Detachment and Conjunctivitis: A Case Report

Bailey Pierce, Scott Alter, Kyle Gerakopoulos, Jeniel Parmar
2020 Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine  
Vision loss is an ophthalmologic emergency with broad differential requiring prompt medical attention. Case Report: We describe a 55-year-old male presenting to the emergency department (ED) with unilateral, painless visual field deficit with ipsilateral conjunctivitis induced by a presumed foreign body. The patient described a foreign body sensation nine days prior to developing visual changes. In the ED, the patient was diagnosed with a retinal detachment using point-of-care ultrasonography,
more » ... e ultrasonography, and emergent ophthalmologic consultation was obtained. Conclusion: Concurrent retinal detachment and conjunctivitis in a patient is extremely rare. Healthcare providers should be aware that foreign body-induced conjunctivitis could lead to retinal detachment.
doi:10.5811/cpcem.2020.7.48292 pmid:32926709 fatcat:lnhxs3a33bcf7nrtvimd2474du