Bilateral macular hole secondary to remote lightning strike

Rao, Krishna A.; Rao, Lavanya G.; Kamath, Ajay N.; Jain, Vikram
December 2009
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2009, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p470
Academic Journal
Case Study
We report a case of a 16-year-old girl, who was struck by lightning, and experienced blurred vision in the right eye (RE) immediately following the episode. She reported for ophthalmic evaluation two months later. Examination revealed relative afferent pupillary defect in the RE. Posterior subcapsular cataract was noted in both eyes. Fundus examination revealed macular holes and multiple areas of RPE hyperpigmentation in the periphery in both eyes. Fundus fluorescein angiography showed increased choroidal transmission with early fluorescence and late fading in the foveal region and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) stippling in the periphery in both eyes. This is the first case report of such nature in India to the best of our knowledge.


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