Solar retinopathy

A 42-year-old man presented with acute, bilateral vision blurring after staring directly at the sun for several minutes. His visual acuity (VA) was 20/25 in both eyes. A small, yellow, round foveal lesion was identified in both fundi. Amsler grid testing revealed a bilateral central scotoma. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) showed a full-thickness hyperreflectivity that extended from the inner retinal layers to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). It also showed a local.... Continue reading

Eye Floaters

In between the lens and retina in our eye, a transparent gel body known as vitreous humor exists. It helps your eye maintain a round shape.At the time of birth, the vitreous is homogenous, but as we grow older it degenerates. Tiny deposits of various sizes, shapes and refractive indices begin to appear in the vitreous. These cause shadows on the retina and appear as irregular floating shapes like cobwebs, spots, threads floating in front of our eyes.This condition is called myodesopsia or t.... Continue reading

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