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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-376
  • Keywords: Purtscher's retinopathy, mandibular fracture, visual loss


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.