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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9

An interesting case of corneal burn following electrocution

Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication31-Dec-2020

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Dr. Shweta Patro
Sagar Darshan, No 5, First Avenue Road, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1180_20

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Patro S, Agrawal A, Siddharthan K S. An interesting case of corneal burn following electrocution. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:9

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Patro S, Agrawal A, Siddharthan K S. An interesting case of corneal burn following electrocution. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Jun 9];1:9. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/1/9/305477

A 45-year-old male was electrocuted when his right hand accidentally touched a high-voltage live wire. He suffered from superficial first degree burns in the face, chest and right hand. Visual acuity was 3/60 OU with corneal epithelial burnout in the inter-palpebral area measuring 8 mm × 12 mm and stromal edema [Figure 1]a. This may be attributed to the coagulation of the proteins in the corneal epithelium secondary to the electric current. Clinically, as there were no signs of limbal stem cell damage, the patient was managed medically.[1],[2],[3] There was clinical improvement in the subsequent follow-ups, cornea gradually cleared, and visual acuity improved to 6/6 [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c.
Figure 1: (a) Patient presented with singeing of eyelashes, circumciliary congestion, inter-palpebral 8 mm × 12 mm corneal epithelial burnout with stromal edema. (b and c) Clear cornea with a vision of 6/6 in both eyes was observed in the follow up after 2 weeks

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Chaudhry TA, Shaikh F, Ahmad K. Healing of cornea following an electric burn. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2012;22:533-5.  Back to cited text no. 3


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