Title

Flash Burn of the Eyes Caused by High-Voltage Electrical Spark

Division

Gulf Coast

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

1-12-2021

Keywords

electrical burn, corneal injury, personal protective equipment

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Ophthalmology

Abstract

We present a rare case of corneal abrasion with mild eyelid epitheliopathy caused by a high-voltage electrical spark. The case includes emergency department evaluation and subsequent management at the burn center with ophthalmology. The prognosis, in this case, is good, however, the potential severity of high-voltage electrical injuries can be much worse. Prevention strategies for occupational electrical injuries are discussed with an emphasis on proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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