Iodine-Induced Retinopathy: A Case Report

Turk J Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug 26;50(4):255-257. doi: 10.4274/tjo.galenos.2020.02686.


Potassium iodide is used as an iodine supplement in salt as part of a national program in Turkey. An overdose of iodine has a toxic effect on the retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors. The case presented here is a patient who developed retinopathy following consumption of an excessive dose of iodine.

Keywords: Iodine; retinopathy; toxic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fluorescein Angiography / methods
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Iodine / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Retinal Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium / pathology*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / methods


  • Iodine