1. Optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence findings in photic maculopathy secondary to distant lightning strike

    Optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence findings in photic maculopathy secondary to distant lightning strike

    Ophthalmic injuries due to lightning occur mainly from direct or indirect transmission of electric charge, resistance-induced heat, or heat-induced shock wave.1 Most reports of lightning-induced maculopathy quote direct or indirect electric transmission as the cause and associate maculopathy with oculofacial injuries and sometimes loss of consciousness.1 - 3 However, a high-voltage electric current can also induce photic retinopathy without contribution from the electric charge.4 We report a case of photic retinopathy caused solely by viewing a lightning strike.

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