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Purtscher's retinopathy following a road traffic accident
  1. Sameer Trikha,
  2. Sambath Tiroumal,
  3. Nigel Hall
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hospital Winchester, Winchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sameer Trikha, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DG, UK; strikha{at}

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Retinal pictures (figures 1–3) were taken from a 20-year-old man attending the Eye Department. He had been involved in road traffic accident 3 days prior to presentation, and had suffered a concussive head injury and fractured thumb. CT imaging of the brain and orbits revealed no bony injury. While under the care of the Orthopaedic team he complained of painless …

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