Saturday, 20 November 2010

MRCP revision battle 55.6: Purtscher retinopathy

Purtscher's retinopathy is characterised by cotton wool spots on fundoscopy with sudden detioration in vision.

It is classically associated with head trauma or chest trauma.

Other associations include:
  • pancreatitis
  • fat embolism
  • amniotic fluid embolism
  • vascular diseases

There is no treatment.

Finally - optic atrophy...