Light injury to the human eye has been correlated exclusively with wellknown thermal effects (e.g., solar maculopathy; photocoagulation). One may speculate whether clinical conditions exist in which the light impact from strong conventional light sources--otherwise innocuous--may become harmful to the retina. A case history is presented of a patient suffering from acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy in which a possible relationship is discussed between the appearance of the fundus changes and the damage due to direct viewing of a halogen head light.
|Translated title of the contribution||Light injury to the retina. Manifestation of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigmentepitheliopathy (author's transl)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1977|