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Title: Bilateral retinal phototoxic injury during cataract surgery in a child.
Authors: Long, VW
Woodruff, GH
First Published: Jun-2004
Citation: J AAPOS, 2004, 8 (3), pp. 278-279
Abstract: The intense illumination of the operating microscope has been implicated in photic retinopathy in patients and in animal studies. We report a case of bilateral macular phototoxicity occurring in an eleven-year-old child who underwent bilateral cataract surgery for radiation cataracts. We are unaware of other reports of retinal toxicity occurring during pediatric cataract surgery. We hypothesize that this child may have been predisposed to macular injury because of previous chemotherapy and radiotherapy exposure. Ophthalmic surgeons should be aware that light toxicity from the operating microscope might also occur in the pediatric population.
DOI Link: 10.1016/S109185310400014X
ISSN: 1091-8531
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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