Abstract

Purtscher's retinopathy was described by German Ophthalmologist Otmar Purtscher in 1910. It is an occlusive microvascular retinopathy caused by trauma such as head injury, thoracic compressive injury or long bone fractures.1 Without history of trauma, it can also be due to systemic disease like acute pancreatitis, renal failure, lymphoproliferative disorder, valsalva maneuver, fat embolism syndrome or autoimmune diseases and they present with similar retinal findings and it is called Purtscher like retinopathy.2 Patients usually come with reduced visual acuity following injury. Clinical findings commonly seen in retina include cotton wool spots, retinal haemorrhage, areas of retina whitening (Purtscher flecken) or optic disc oedema. And 60% of cases have bilateral involvement.3 Purtscher flecken, pathognomonic of Purtscher's retinopathy, are typically seen in posterior pole sparing the perivascular areas.4,5

How to Cite
MYAT MON, YOGITA RAJBHANDARI, SANYAM BAJIMAYA, SUDEEP RAJBHANDARI, Aye. A Rare Case of Purtscher’s Retinopathy Seen in RTA Patient. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], july 2021. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2505>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJMRFVOL21IS5PG51.


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