J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2016 Jan;57(1):141-144. 10.3341/jkos.2016.57.1.141.

A Case of Bilateral Maculopathy Caused by High-Voltage-Induced Spark Injury

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. parkjm@gnu.ac.kr
  • 2Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
To report a case of maculopathy after exposure to a high-voltage spark.
CASE SUMMARY
A 40-year-old male patient visited our clinic complaining of visual disturbance in both eyes 1 day after exposure to a high voltage arc discharge. His best corrected visual acuity was 4/20 in both eyes. On fundus examination, a yellowish retinal scar was observed at the foveal area. The spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) showed inner segment/outer segment line disruption. The best corrected visual acuity was 4/20 in both eyes and SD-OCT showed a remaining inner segment/outer segment line disruption after 3 years.
CONCLUSIONS
Maculopathy can result from exposure to a high voltage arc discharge exposure.

Keyword

High voltage spark; Inner segment/outer segment line; Maculopathy; Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cicatrix
Humans
Male
Retinaldehyde
Tomography, Optical Coherence
Visual Acuity
Retinaldehyde
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