Sprint car visual loss.

Academic Article


  • A 16-year-old boy developed bilateral visual loss 24 hours after a sprint car accident. Bilateral central scotomas were demonstrated but were unexplained by a thorough eye examination and neuro-imaging. A diagnosis of commotio retinae was established by multi-focal ERG testing. This relatively new technique is discussed, including comparison to full-field ERG and clinical applications.
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  • Accidents, Traffic, Adolescent, Contusions, Electroretinography, Eye Injuries, Humans, Male, Retina, Retinal Diseases, Scotoma, Visual Acuity, Visual Field Tests, Visual Fields
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Purvin V; Maturi R; Vaphiades MS
  • Start Page

  • 90
  • End Page

  • 95
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 1