Interesting Report: Ocular Manifestation of Electrical Burn

Electrical burn to eyes

An interesting report in the New England Journal of Medicine describes electrical burns to the eyes of a 42-year old electrician which caused star-shaped cataracts to form in the lenses. ┬áThe electrical burn resulted from the gentleman’s shoulder coming into contact with 14,000 volts. ┬áLens replacement helped mediate some of the vision deficit, but there was also retinal and optic nerve atrophy and damage.