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Management challenges arising from a traumatic 360 degree cyclodialysis cleft

Authors Trikha S, Turnbull, Agrawal S, Amerasinghe, Kirwan

Received 13 December 2011

Accepted for publication 28 December 2011

Published 17 February 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 257—260

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S29123

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S Trikha1, AMJ Turnbull2, SS Agrawal1, N Amerasinghe1, JF Kirwan1

1Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK

Abstract: We describe the case of a 28-year-old naval officer who attended the ophthalmology service following blunt ocular trauma to the left eye. Clinical examination revealed a shallow anterior chamber, hypotony, and a 360° cyclodialysis cleft. We discuss the management options in this case, with an overview of the current literature.

Keywords: cyclodialysis, cleft, hypotony, cryotherapy, trauma

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