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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Retinal lead toxicity


University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Ophthalmology, Auckland; Auckland City Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Auckland, NewZealand

Correspondence Address:
J S Gilhotra
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland
NewZealand
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.30716

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A 35-year-old female who had suffered from acute lead poisoning when she was 22 years old, presented 13 years later with loss of vision in the right eye and normal vision in the left eye. She had a pale disc, narrowed arterioles and mid-peripheral heavy pigmentation, right eye being more affected than the left eye. Electrodiagnostic tests identified marked asymmetry of visual function. We would postulate lead retinal toxicity as the cause of the asymmetric findings.


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