Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Print version ISSN 0004-2749
CESTARI, Alexandre Tagliari et al. Unilateral retinitis pigmentosa secondary to eye injury: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2012, vol.75, n.3, pp.210-212. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492012000300013.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of diseases caused by genetic changes that lead to progressive degeneration of photoreceptors, rods mainly. In general, it has bilateral presentation. This study is a case report of a patient with unilateral involvement of the retina, similar to the characteristics of retinitis pigmentosa, and an old ocular trauma history. It describes her history and ophthalmologic findings.
Keywords : Retinitis pigmentosa; Eye injuries; Retinal dystrophies; Case reports.