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Man Left With Star-Shaped Cataracts After 14,000-Volt Electric Shock

27/01/2014 10:50 GMT | Updated 27/01/2014 10:59 GMT

As well as killing, burning, maiming and generally causing you massive pain, getting an electric shock can also do this...

cataracts

Yup, give you star-shaped cataracts.

This is what happened to a not-too-careful 42-year-old male electrician after he got a 14,000 volt electric shock to his left shoulder.

After experiencing decreasing vision in the following four weeks he went to a clinic and caught the attention of researchers Bobby Korn and Don Kikkawa.

The cataracts were removed but unfortunately the chap in question developed a "retinal detachment".

Although the patient was legally blind, he was able to read with the use of low-vision aids and was able to independently commute on public transportation.

Be careful around electricity...