Incredible images show the strange results of an electric shock that left a California electrician with reduced vision and star-shaped cataracts.
The 42-year-old man was reportedly doing some work when his left shoulder came in contact with a strong electrical current. He was immediately shocked, and an electric current ran through his entire body. Four weeks after the incident, the man went to a doctor complaining of reduced vision, and when the doctor took a look, he discovered the star-shaped cataracts.
"The optic nerve is similar to any wire that conducts electricity," said Dr. Bobby Korn, the physician who treated the unnamed man. "In this case, the extreme current and voltage that passed through this important natural wire caused damage to the optic nerve itself.”
The man did undergo surgery to remove the cataracts, but the doctor says that his vision may never fully be restored. Doctors are unable to fully explain why cataracts sometimes take the shape of a star, but for the layperson, it provides some pretty cool pictures to look at.