Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Morphological Changes from Acute to Chronic Photic Retinopathy

Neha Arora1, Aniket Patel2, Ashish Kumar Ahuja1
1Sant Parmanand Hospital, Civil Lines, New Delhi, India
2Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Neha Arora 
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Doongar Mohalla, Vishwas Nagar, 
Shahdara, New Delhi - 110032
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Published Online: 31-JAN-2019

Photic Retinopathy is a photochemical retinal damage which may or may not produce permanent visual acuity loss. We are reporting 5 eyes of 3 patients, 1 of which is acute solar retinopathy, 2 eyes are chronic solar retinopathy and the other 2 eyes are chronic welder’s retinopathy showing morphological changes in photic retinopathy from the acute to chronic stage. The patient with acute solar retinopathy was successfully treated with oral prednisolone with complete regain of vision.

Keywords :Photic retinopathy, cute solar retinopathy, Welder’s retinopathy, Photochemical damage