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

This Is What Electricity Can Do To Your Eyes

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

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...

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