Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Bilateral electric cataract: A rare case report


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Author Details: Ashok Madan, Mona Deshmukh, Bhushan A. Chaukhe

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 115

Article End Page : 116


Abstract

Electrical insults to the human body range from death to damage to various parts of the body. It can result in a wide range of ocular injuries with resultant ocular complications. Of these, electrical cataract can occur after a latent period and then can progress with starting rapidly. The clinical picture of electrical injury is influenced by numerous factors including voltage, tissue sensitivity, type of current (direct or alternating), length of contact, place and area of contact, and route traveled in the body. The majority of cases respond well to surgery, but final visual acuity will depend on the other ocular damage due to electrical current. However proper surgical management can result in good and stable visual acuity as is seen in this case. The need for awareness of the possibility of this complication and screening of all cases of electrical injuries is stressed. The majority of cases respond well to surgery. We report a rare case of a 15 years young boy having bilateral anterior sub-capsular cataracts caused by high-voltage electrocution in a young man who regained normal vision after surgery in both eyes. Bilateral Phacoemulsifiation with foldable hydrophobic lens [PCIOL] in capsular bag was done.

Keywords:
Electrical cataract, Anterior sub-capsular cataracts, Phacoemulsifiation