Sudden loss of vision: Purtscher retinopathy in multiple myeloma

Nautiyal, Amit; Amescua, Guillermo; Jameson, Angus; Gradowski, Joel F.; Feiyu Hong; Doft, Bernard
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE277
Academic Journal
The article discusses the prognosis of Purtscher retinopathy which causes sudden loss of vision. It mentions that the said disease has caused the 53 year old woman loss her vision. A bone marrow biopsy was performed on the patient that showed her plasma cells inflicted with multiple myeloma. It stresses that hyperviscosity from multiple myeloma has played a role in the patient's visual loss.


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