Journal article

Solar retinopathy in children

Emily Gregory-Roberts, Ye Chen, C Alex Harper, Terrence Ong, M Anne Maclean, Xavier J Fagan, Susan M Carden

Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the visual acuity, fundus appearance, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings in 5 eyes of 3 children with foveal damage from solar retinopathy. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational case series of children who presented to the emergency department at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital after having directly viewed the Sun during the transit of Venus on June 6, 2012, or the partial eclipse of the Sun on November 14, 2012. All patients underwent visual acuity testing, dilated fundus examination, and SD-OCT imaging. RESULTS: The 3 patients' ages at presentation were 8, 10, and 11 years. Best-corrected visual acuity in the affected e..

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