Retinal shock or Berlin edema is the most frequent traumatic alteration of the retina, affects 8.6% of eyes with blunt trauma, can be associated with other injuries and be confused with retinal detachment. Because of a severe blunt ocular trauma and if it affects the central area, it can cause a decrease in visual acuity.

Treatment: There is no effective treatment, and it will depend on the degree of trauma, corticosteroids help a lot and any injury to the retina (tear or detachment) must be ruled out. Treat the corresponding complication, either with laser or surgery.