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Is There a Role for Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection in the Treatment of Purtscher-Like Retinopathy? Report of Two Cases

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We hereby described two cases with unilateral Purtscher-like retinopathy. The first case occurred following an uneventful spontaneous vaginal delivery. The second case had no discernable cause despite having meticulous systemic work-up. Both eyes had low presenting visual acuity of hand movements and 20/200 consecutively. We elected to inject 1 mg triamcinolone acetolamide in-travitreally for the treatment. Though, there was some subjective visual and clinical improvement within time in both patients, we were not convinced that intravitreal injection was superior to no treatment approach.

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Doruk, H. , Saatci, A. and Yaman, A. (2014) Is There a Role for Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection in the Treatment of Purtscher-Like Retinopathy? Report of Two Cases. Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 4, 145-150. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2014.44023.

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