Purtscher's retinopathy: An unusual association with a complicated mandibular fracture

Cumurcu T., Yardim H., GÜVEN M. F., Kiliç R., Özkan N.

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.38, no.4, pp.373-376, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-376
  • Keywords: Purtscher's retinopathy, mandibular fracture, visual loss
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We present a case of unilateral traumatic retinal angiopathy following a mandibular fracture. An 11-year-old child involved in a bicycle accident developed Purtscher's retinopathy in the left eye with retinal hemorrhages, cotton wool spots, and optic disc swelling on funduscopy. The visual acuity in this eye was counting fingers at one meter. © TÜBİTAK.