|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 446
Perforating injury of the cornea by bee sting
Sandeep Choudhary, Gaurav Gupta, Manu Saini
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jul-2021|
Dr. Manu Saini
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Choudhary S, Gupta G, Saini M. Perforating injury of the cornea by bee sting. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:446
A 31-years-old male presented with history of fall of insect in the right eye while driving motorbike. The patient had redness, foreign-body sensation, and pain. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) 20/200 and epithelial defect of dimensions 4 mm × 3 mm were noted [Figure 1]a. Linear foreign body penetrating cornea in its full thickness with tip reaching anterior chamber, Descemet's folds, and corneal haziness around the foreign body were present. Foreign body removal via limbal incision was done [Figure 1]b. Parasitology assessment of foreign body was suggestive of bee-sting. The patient gained BCVA of 20/20 with topical antibiotics, steroids, and lubricants. The clinical outcome depends on timely intervention and topical or systemic steroids.
|Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph showing linear foreign body penetrating the cornea in its full thickness and reaching anterior chamber with surrounding Descemet's folds and corneal haziness. (b) Explanted foreign bodies|
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