Commotio retinae is characterized by gray-white
discoloration of the outer retina due to photoreceptor outer
segment disruption following blunt eye trauma. It may be
accompanied by hemorrhages or choroidal rupture.
It can occur centrally or peripherally, and when it involves the
macula, it is called Berlin´s edema.
Prognosis is usually excellent except in cases with associated
subfoveolar choroidal rupture and/or subfoveolar hemorrhage.
These changes gradually resolve spontaneously.