Abstract

Some form of ophthalmic injury is seen in the majority of lightening victims. These may be anterior segment involvement, mostly the cornea. Other lesion on the anterior segment include uveitis, hyphaema, cataract and dislocated lens. Posterior segment lesion include vitreous haemorrhage, retinal oedema, retinal haemorrhage, retinal detachment, cystoids macular oedema, chorioretinalrupture, maculopathy, CRVO and CRAO. Neuro-ophthalmic lesion include loss of pupillaryreflex, anisocoria, horner syndrome, multiple cranial nerve palsies and nystagmus.