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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versão impressa ISSN 0365-6691
LOPEZ-TIZON, E.; REINOSO-MONTALVO, C.; MENCIA-GUTIERREZ, E. e GUTIERREZ-DIAZ, E.. Acute pancreatitis presenting as sudden blindness. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.3, pp.161-164. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: A 36-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presented with sudden blindness. The ophthalmologic examination showed Purtscher-like retinopathy. The presumed diagnosis was acute pancreatitis, which was confirmed by complementary laboratory studies. Discussion: Sudden acute visual loss with Purstcher-like retinopathy may be present in acute pancreatitis, although it is a very rare as a presenting symptom. Early diagnosis based on ophthalmic symptoms may help in the recognition and treatment of the disease and prevent later complications.
Palavras-chave : Acute pancreatitis; Purstcher like retinopathy; Sudden blindness.