A Case Series of Electric Cataract


Haque OI, Siddiqui Z, Abdullah A

Electrical insults can result in a wide range of ocular injuries with resultant ocular complications. The cataract is believed to occur due to coagulation of lens proteins and the increased osmotic permeability changes following damage to the sub capsular epithelium. Intra-operative challenges in electric cataract include increased risk of Argentinian flag sign due to increased intralenticular pressure due to the maturation of cortical fibers. Phacoemulsification or traditional mSICS followed by in the bag implantation of posterior chamber intraocular lens resulted in stable and good visual acuity as witnessed in these cases.