Purtscher retinopathy

Purt·scher ret·i·nop·a·thy

transient traumatic retinal angiopathy due to a sudden rise in venous pressure, as in compression of the body from seat belt injury; ocular fundi show large white patches associated with the retinal veins about the disk or macula, hemorrhages, and retinal edema; thought to be due to fat embolism from bone marrow.

Purt·scher ret·i·nop·a·thy

(pūr'cher ret'in-nop'ă-thē)
Transient traumatic retinal angiopathy due to a sudden rise in venous pressure, as in compression of the body from seat belt injury; ocular fundi show large white patches associated with the retinal veins about the disc or macula, hemorrhages, and retinal edema; thought to be due to fat embolism from bone marrow.

Purtscher,

Othmar, German ophthalmologist, 1852-1927.
Purtscher disease - Synonym(s): Purtscher retinopathy
Purtscher retinopathy - traumatic retinal angiopathy which causes transient visual impairment. Synonym(s): Purtscher disease; Purtscher syndrome
Purtscher syndrome - Synonym(s): Purtscher retinopathy
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In other retinal conditions the finding of an alteration of the interface line between the inner and outer segments is an indication of suffering photoreceptors [8], and this may also be true in Purtscher retinopathy. The involvement of the photoreceptors may explain the visual field abnormalities found in this patient.
In conclusion, OCTA is valuable in the assessment of retinal vascular structures in Purtscher retinopathy and may replace invasive dye-based angiography.
Tomar, "Optical coherence tomography angiography imaging of Purtscher retinopathy," Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
Purtscher retinopathy is an extremely rare condition with an estimated incidence of 0.24 per million per year.
In this case report we describe a patient with Purtscher retinopathy, examined with fundus photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) using Heidelberg Spectralis (Heidelberg Engineering, Germany), OCT-angiography (OCTA) (Topcon, Japan), and microperimetry using Microperimeter MP-3 (Nidek Co., Ltd., Japan).
The novelty in this case report is the description of Purtscher retinopathy on OCTA where we found nonperfusion in both the superficial and the deep capillary plexus in the macular region.
Purtscher retinopathy is a rare condition that was first described by Otmar Purtscher in 1910 with findings of multiple retinal white lesions and superficial retinal hemorrhages.