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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-64

Traumatic purtscher's retinopathY: A case-report

1 Department Of Ophthalmology University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu
2 Orthopaedic Unit Department Of Surgery University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu

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Chimdi M Ekwerekwu
Department Of Ophthalmology UNTH, Enugu

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A case of the rare complication, Purtscher's retinopathy, following trauma in a 34 year-old Nigerian Igbo man is reported. The young man who was the backseat passenger in a bus, in which following a road traffic accident one of the passengers died, noticed diminution in vision of the left eye after a brief period of loss of consciousness. Associated with this unilateral visual loss were right lower lid loss, right mandibular and femoral fractures.

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