1. Colloidal silver toxicity with absence of choroidal signal on optical coherence tomography

    Colloidal silver toxicity with absence of choroidal signal on optical coherence tomography

    Silver, aside from its physical properties making it popular for electric applications and in jewellery, has a history of being used to treat various medical conditions. 1 It has been used to treat mental illness, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, and infectious diseases and in surgical prostheses. 1 A review performed by Drake and Hazelwood in 2005 suggested that metallic silver posed minimal risk to health—the most common side effects being argyria (greyish discoloration of the skin) and argyrosis (greyish discoloration of the sclera). 1 Exposure to soluble silver may result in toxic effects such as kidney, liver, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematopoietic ...

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