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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-101

Isolated unilateral traumatic purtscher's retinopathy: An unusual presentation

Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Padma B Prabhu
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.182729

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This report describes a 55-year-old healthy male, who presented with defective vision, 2 days after a fall from height. Ophthalmoscopy showed multiple superficial retinal hemorrhages with cotton wool spots near the optic disc of the right eye. The left eye was normal. There was no evidence of focal neurological deficits, long bone fractures, or chest compression. With the history of trauma and characteristic retinal findings, a diagnosis of Purtscher's retinopathy was made. The patient was treated with tapering dose of systemic steroid. Visual acuity failed to regain with development of consecutive optic atrophy.

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