Bilateral Post-electrocution Cataract

  • Anum Javed Resident, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Patel Hospital, Karachi
  • Owais Arshad
  • Javeria Nasir
  • Mohammad Hanif Chatni
Keywords: MeSh Words : Electric Injury Cataract, Phacoemulsification, Capsulorhexis


Trauma from electric injury can be of multiple forms, ranging from mild damage to life-threatening conditions like cardiac arrest. Ophthalmic injuries are not uncommon following electrocution. We report a case of post electrocution cataract in a 24 year old male who presented to us three years after the injury. On examination his best corrected visual acuity was 1/60 in the right eye and hand movement in the left eye. Slit lamp examination revealed a white, mature cataract in the left eye and a developing anterior capsular cataract in the right eye. B-scan of left eye was normal. Fundoscopic examination of right eye was normal. Left cataract surgery was done. Per-operatively, the capsulorhexis was surgically challenging due to the adherence of the cataract with the anterior capsule. The BCVA in the left eye was 6/6 postoperatively.


MeSh Words : Electric Injury Cataract, Phacoemulsification, Capsulorhexis

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Javed A, Arshad O, Nasir J, Chatni M. Bilateral Post-electrocution Cataract. pjo [Internet]. 23Jan.2020 [cited 26Sep.2020];35(4):302-4. Available from:
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