November 12, 2014
Notes: Jayaraman, Muthukrishnan
Sood, Atul Kumar
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Oct;17(Suppl 1):S323-5. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.119644.
Author Address: Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir, Haryana, India.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4692Author: Jeon, S. Y., Jung, E., Seol, H. J. and Hur, Y. J.
Title: Development of Purtscher-like retinopathy after pre-eclampsia combined with acute pancreatitis
Journal: Obstet Gynecol Sci
Short Title: Development of Purtscher-like retinopathy after pre-eclampsia combined with acute pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Obstetrics & gynecology science
ISSN: 2287-8572 (Print)
Accession Number: 24328012
Abstract: Visual disturbances are common among women with pre-eclampsia. The obstetricians should have an understanding of the various conditions associated with visual impairments. We report a case of Purtscher-like retinopathy developed after pre-eclampsia combined with acute pancreatitis. A 33-year-old primigravida with twin pregnancy was admitted to the department of obstetrics and gynecology for preterm labor and pre-eclampsia at 36+4 weeks gestation. After a cesarean section, she complained of abdominal pain and visual acuity loss. She was diagnosed with Purtscher-like retinopathy combined with acute pancreatitis after ophthalmologic examination and an abdominal computed tomography scan. Purtscher-like retinopathy, most often observed after trauma, is very rare in pre-eclampsia. In addition, while visual disturbances from other conditions are transient, it can result in persistent visual impairments. Thus, when a patient with pre-eclampsia complains of visual problems for a long period of time, obstetricians should consider an ophthalmologic evaluation and treatments during the earliest stage of the disease.