ⓘ Purtscher's retinopathy


ⓘ Purtschers retinopathy

Purtschers retinopathy is a disease where part of the eye is damaged. Usually associated with severe head injuries, it may also occur with other types of trauma, such as long bone fractures, or with several non-traumatic systemic diseases. However, the exact cause of the disease is not well understood. There are no treatments specific for Purtschers retinopathy, and the prognosis varies. The disease can threaten vision, sometimes causing temporary or permanent blindness.

It is named after Austrian ophthalmologist, Othmar Purtscher 1852-1927, who discovered it in 1910 and described it completely in 1912.