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April 1971

Monocular Purtscher's RetinopathyA Fluorescein Angiographic Study

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital Services, City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(4):480-484. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050482016

A patient who sustained blunt trauma manifested uniocular retinal hemorrhages and exudates, venous changes, and serous elevation of the macula. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated a partial obstruction of a vein. Evidence is presented against fat embolism as the cause of Purtscher's retinopathy.