PAAO-YO Research: Daniel Fuentes-Perez MD &
Miguel Vazquez-Membrillo MD PhD

25 May 2021

Daniel Fuentes Pérez MD, is a Retina Vitreous Fellow at the Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology (IMO) in Queretaro, Mexico. Miguel Vázquez Membrillo MD PhD is a retina specialist in Queretaro, Mexico.

They recently published this article:

Unilateral Purtscher’s Retinopathy

We report herein a case of a 17-year-old male who presented status postmotor vehicle accident resulting in severe polytrauma and reduced visual acuity in his right eye (OD). Best- corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/400 OD and 20/20 in his left eye (OS). Slit-lamp examination confirmed normal anterior segment anatomy in both eyes (OU). Indirect ophthalmoscopy and subsequent fluorescein angiography confirmed the presence of multiple cotton-wool spots, intraretinal hemorrhages, a well-circumscribed area of macular whitening, and vascular tortuosity throughout the posterior pole and peripapillary region, all suggestive of an arterio-occlusive event OD, with a normal fundus examination OS.  Imaging of the macula with optical coherence tomography demonstrated hyperreflectivity of the inner retina, along with subfoveal irregularities of the outer retinal segments OD. Systemic steroid therapy was initiated , and after 1 month, BCVA  improved to 20/70 OD.

Fuentes-Perez D, Garcia-Roa M, Silva-Lepe A, Vazquez-Membrillo M. Unilateral purtscher’s retinopathy. Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2021;3:12. doi: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_79_21

Dr Fuentes Perez

Daniel Fuentes-Perez MD
Retina and Vitreous Fellow at the IMO (Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology in Queretaro Mexico). Ophthalmology at the IMO.

Miguel Vazquez-Membrillo MD PhD
Retina Associate Professor at the IMO (Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology in Queretaro Mexico), ORBIS Advisor, Ophthalmology Professor at the University of Mexico (UNAM) and at the Anahuac University, Queretaro, Mexico. Retina and Vitreous Fellowship at the IMO, Ophthalmology at the Hospital de Nuestra Señora de La Luz in Mexico City, PhD at the UNAM and Postdoc at the Sun-Yat Sen University, GZ, China.