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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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RODRIGUEZ-MARCO, N.A. et al. Optical coherence tomography and macular phototoxicity. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.4, pp.267-272. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case report: Ocular examinations and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed in three patients with retinal phototoxicity lesions. Fluorescein angiography depicted a window defect. OCT exhibited hyporeflectivity at the outer foveal retina and fragmentation of the inner reflective layers, corresponding to the junction between the inner and outer photoreceptor segments. Discussion: Retinal damage after light exposure has a rapid onset and shows different patterns in OCT examination. OCT findings suggest that decreased visual acuity may be associated with full-thickness photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) involvement. OCT is a useful tool for objective assessment of retinal pathology in phototoxicity cases where fundus changes may be minimal or absent.

Palabras clave : Phototoxicity; solar retinopathy; solar eclipse; foveomacular retinitis; Optical coherence tomography; microscope light.

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