Snakebite and the subsequent envenomation is a serious and potentially fatal illness, owing to the effects of the various toxins present
in the venom. Cortical blindness following bites containing neurotoxin is a rare complication. We describe the clinical findings and
imaging in a child who sustained significant brain injury following a bite from a Mozambican spitting cobra. We also discuss the
venom composition, complications and appropriate management of such cases.