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ID Number 2659
Study Type Human / Provocation
Model Report on a case of binocular blindness from RFR exposure for alternative medical therapy.

AUTHORS' ABSTRACT: Liu et al. 2012 (IEEE #6580): A 57-year-old otherwise healthy woman presented with painless binocular vision loss 1 week after direct application of radiofrequency energy to her orbits. She had no light perception bilaterally. Pupils were dilated and not reactive to light. Fundoscopic exam initially showed optic disc swelling in the right eye and a normal-appearing disc in the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and orbits showed gadolinium enhancement of both intraorbital optic nerves. She underwent a course of high-dose steroid treatment without recovery of vision. Optic discs were pale 11 weeks after injury. With exclusion of other possible causes, this represents a unique case of irreversible binocular optic nerve damage and blindness secondary to radiofrequency exposure.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, M
Funding Agency ?????
  • Liu, D et al. Clinical Ophthalmology., (2012) 6:2069-2073
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