COECSA, Journal, Ophthalmology
Solar retinopathy: a case report
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Solar keratopathy
Eclipse keratopathy


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Onyango O, Nyenze EM. (2023). Solar retinopathy: a case report. The Journal of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, 15(01). Retrieved from


A young woman presented with a history of poor vision both eyes after staring at the sun for approximately 5
minutes during a religious pilgrimage. Her vision was 6/12 at presentation. Fundoscopy revealed bilateral yellow
spots on the macular. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans revealed bilateral Retinal Pigment Epithelium
(RPE) damage. The patient was managed conservatively with full recovery of vision in 8 months.

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