Acute eclipse retinopathy: A small case series

Nur Khatib, Boris Knyazer, Tova Lifshitz, Jaime Levy

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    We present four young patients with acute severe solar retinopathy after observation of the total eclipse on January 4, 2011 without appropriate eye protection. Funduscopic findings were accompanied by optical coherence tomography (OCT) investigation of the macula. All our patients were young (range 14-29 years). In three of the four patients we have been able to repeat OCT evaluation revealing that the retinal changes were reversible, but delineating mild pathology in the retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors. Best-corrected visual acuity in the fourth case was 6/24. In addition, macular edema, which has been previously described in literature, could not be demonstrated by OCT. In the two cases we performed an early fluorescein angiogram, no pathology was seen.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-228
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Optometry
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


    • Fluorescein angiography
    • Optical coherence tomography
    • Retina
    • Solar retinopathy
    • Visual loss

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Optometry


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