Lightning Maculopathy: A Case Report

  • Ruchi Shrestha Department of Retina, Mechi Eye Hospital, Birtamod, Jhapa, Nepal.
  • Ritesh Kumar Shah Department of Retina, Mechi Eye Hospital, Birtamod, Jhapa, Nepal.
  • Purushottam Joshi Department of Retina, Mechi Eye Hospital, Birtamod, Jhapa, Nepal.

Abstract

Lightning induced maculopathy is a very rare condition and there are barely any published reports on lightning induced maculopathy in our country. Here we present a case of twenty three years female who presented with lightning induced burns on the neck, chest and abdomen. She had unconsciousness for 3 days after lightening injury for which she was treated in intensive care unit. She presented with complain of diminution of vision in both eyes after 2 weeks. Optical Coherence tomography revealed cystic changes in fovea in right eye and a macular hole in left eye. Lightning injury is a life threatening condition. Lightning maculopathy should always be ruled out which can be best detected on optical coherence tomography.

Keywords: foveal cyst; lightning injury; maculopathy; optical coherence tomography.

Published
2019-08-01