Ocular Manifestation of Electrical Burn

Bilateral stellate anterior subcapsular opacities.

A 42-year-old male electrician presented to the eye clinic with decreasing vision 4 weeks after an electrical burn of 14,000 V to the left shoulder. His vision in both eyes was limited to perception of hand motions, with an intraocular pressure of 14 mm Hg in each eye. Slit-lamp examination showed bilateral stellate anterior subcapsular opacities of the lens (top panels, right and left). Dilated funduscopic examination showed scattered cotton-wool spots and bilateral optic-nerve pallor, which was greatest in the left eye (bottom panels, right and left).

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4 Responses:

  1. kstop says:

    "Yeah, doc, I'm absolutely an unlucky electrician and not a cultist of She Who Wakes And Hungers. Oh, that tattoo? Just something I saw on Fuck Yeah Non-Euclidean Geometry."

  2. Jon says:

    I used to notice stories you post show up on BoingBoing shortly afterwards. They used to be attributed, but (perhaps because snarky commenters kept pointing out that the can read jwz.org without BB's help), now they just repost without attribution.

    • jwz says:

      I give exactly zero shits about my attribution to links of things that I didn't write. If I didn't write it, there is no need to credit me. Reblogging is not an act of creation.

      • Jon says:

        The attribution bit was really a side-issue. I guess my complaint (to the wrong person) is I don't need your entire feed reblogged in someone else's. Perhaps I'm at fault for not using some fancy de-duplication feed reader (or for reading boingboing in the first place.)