What parts of the eye are affected by shaken baby syndrome?

The parts of the eye most often damaged in the case of shaken baby syndrome are the following:
  • the retina (the light-sensitive tissue of the eye on which a visual image is created)
  • the vitreous humor (the gel between the retina and the lens)
  • and, sometimes, the macula (the part of the eye containing structures that control central vision and clarity of vision).
The specific ways in which these parts of the eyes are affected are often by retinal hemorrhages (bleeding into the retina) and retinal detachment (the peeling away of the retina from the layer of support tissue beneath it).  If not treated quickly, this type of damage can lead to varying degrees of permanent vision loss, including blindness.

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