chorioretinitis sclopetaria

chorioretinitis sclopetaria
a concussive, nonpenetrating injury characterized by choroidal and retinal rupturing, hemorrhage, fibrosis, retinal destruction, and poor vision; caused by orbital injury from a missile such as a bullet.

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  • chorioretinitis — SYN: retinochoroiditis. c. sclopetaria proliferation of fibrous tissue in the choroid and retina as the result of contusion of the sclera by a high velocity missile. [L. sclopetum, 14th century Italian handgun] * * * cho·rio·ret·i·ni·tis .ret ən… …   Medical dictionary

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