Week 5 Case study: Special Senses
A 42-year-old male decides to try to break the world record of starting the hottest grill fire in history by pumping liquid oxygen into his grill. Needless to say, he now has arrived surprisingly conscious in your ER with several issues due to the ensuing explosion.
The CT reveals several issues with the cranial structure, one of which might be in the cribriform plate but the image isn’t well defined. What non-invasive test can you do to test if the cribriform plate is severely damaged? Why?
The doctor tests the patient’s field of view with an astigmatism chart and finds that the patient states that there are blind spots and distorted lines in both eyes he never noticed before. These blind spots and distortions remain constant. What structure within the eye could cause these distortions? How can you verify your suspicion?
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