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Sub-Tenon′s triamcinolone for post-partum Purtscher′s-like retinopathy

Authors Olson J, Rouhani B, Mandava N

Published 7 March 2008 Volume 2008:2(1) Pages 195—198


Jeffrey Olson, Behnaz Rouhani, Naresh Mandava

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Denver, CO, USA

Abstract: Sub-Tenon’s injection of triamcinolone was performed in the right eye of a patient with bilateral Purtscher’s-like retinopathy after childbirth. The response of macular edema to local triamcinolone was investigated with optical coherence tomography. Five weeks following the injection, optical coherence tomography improvement was seen following unilateral sub-Tenon’s triamcinolone injection.

Keywords: Purtscher’s-like retinopathy; triamcinolone; post-partum decreased vision

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