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A Rare Case of Bilateral Purtscher's Retinopathy

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 5)

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Page : 137-138

Keywords : purtscher's retinopathy; trauma; white ischemic infarcts;

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Purtscher's Retinopathy is a rare post traumatic, haemorrhagic and occlusive vasculopathy. It is also known as angiopathia retinae traumatica. It was first described in 1910 by Dr.OthmarPurtscher as a syndrome of sudden blindness with severe head trauma. It can also occur in cases of chest trauma, acute pancreatitis, cardiac aneurysm and renal failure. The hypothesis is micro-embolic infarction of the retina, usually involving the peripapillary region leading to unilateral or bilateral loss of vision. The frequent signs are white ischemic infarcts and retinal hemorrhages. Till now there are no definitive guidelines for treatment. The typical. Course of purtscher's retinopathy is an initial severe loss of vision followed by a gradual and nearly complete improvement. By reporting this case we would also like to highlight the need for fundus examination post severe compression injury.

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