1. Optical coherence tomography angiography characterization of acute and late stage Purtscher retinopathy

    Optical coherence tomography angiography characterization of acute and late stage Purtscher retinopathy

    Purpose: To report a case of Purtscher retinopathy imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography. Methods: Case-report. Left eye fundoscopic examination in a 21-year old male after a road traffic accident with chest compression revealed multiple peri-papillary cotton-wool spots and intra- and pre-retinal hemorrhages. A diagnosis of Purtscher retinopathy was assumed. Results: In both the superficial and deep retinal plexuses, acute stage optical coherence tomography angiography identified multiple irregular areas of capillary non-perfusion that extended beyond the clinically visible peri-papillary cotton-wool spots. At 5-month follow-up, despite the clearing of visible cotton-wool spots, there were still permanent areas of irregular capillary non-perfusion ...

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