Purtscher's retinopathy as the presenting manifestation of i
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Purtscher's retinopathy is a rare retinal vasculopathy seen in patients with a history of trauma or a variety of systemic diseases. While the exact pathogenesis is unknown, the presumed mechanism is embolic peripapillary terminal arteriolar occlusion. Suggested emboli include complement-mediated leukoaggregates, air, fat, fibrin, or platelets. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by a low platelet count and the absence of any identifiable cause of thrombocytopenia. We report the case of a man diagnosed with Purtscher's retinopathy and ITP who had a recovery of vision after systemic treatment of his ITP.

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