Intraocular Silicone Oil Masquerading as Eye HemorrhageYasuaki Yamakawa, Hiromichi Naito, Kohei Tsukahara, Atsuyoshi Iida, Tetsuya Yumoto, Taihei Yamada, Takaaki Osako and Atsunori Nakao*
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Atsunori Nakao
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine Dentistr
and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-Cho, Kita-Ku
Okayama-Shi, Okayama, 7008558, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 23, 2017; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 22, 2017
Citation: Yamakawa Y, Naito H, Tsukahara K, Iida A, Yumoto T, et al. (2017) Intraocular Silicone Oil Masquerading as Eye Hemorrhage. J Trauma Treat 6:360. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000360
Copyright: © 2017 Yamakawa Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An 87-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of a frontal head injury. Brain computed tomography scan revealed hyperdensity in the vitreous cavity of the right eye, suggesting intraocular hemorrhage. The patient’s family reported that he had a history of retinal detachment, which was presumably treated by tamponade with silicone oil. Eye examination by an ophthalmologist indicated no vitreous or retinal hemorrhage. Since intraocular silicone oil is being increasingly used for treatment of retinal detachment, emergency physicians must become familiar with its unique characteristic of mimicking hemorrhage in medical imaging.