Monday, March 9, 2015

Study group discussion: Purtscher's retinopathy

Does anyone know the name of retinopathy occurring in pancreatitis?

Purtscher's retinopathy!

What are it's characteristics?

Signs visible on fundoscopic examination include
pathognomonic Purtscher flecken and cotton-wool spots around the optic nerve n intraretinal h'age

Yes. The macula is affected too. Granulocyte deposition occurs in the posterior retinal artery.

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