|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 448
Hypopyon in Calotropis toxicity
Venugopal Anitha1, Meenakshi Ravindran2
1 Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Paediatric and Strabismology Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jul-2021|
Dr. Venugopal Anitha
Cornea and Refractive Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Anitha V, Ravindran M. Hypopyon in Calotropis toxicity. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:448
A 41-year-old man presented with the acute painless loss of vision in the right eye of 5 days duration. The vision in the right eye was 20/200 with diffuse corneal edema, Descemet's membrane folds, hypopyon of 1 mm, and reduced corneal sensation. He gave history of contact with leaves of Calotropis. Although many authors, have reported Calotropis endothelial toxicity associated with corneal edema and iridocyclitis due to the acidic nature of the milky sap toxins from the plant, our observation of Hypopyon [Figure 1], adds further insight into the early diagnosis and treatment of such patients without scepticism for the general ophthalmologists. The prognosis of this condition is excellent with topical steroids [Figure 2].
|Figure 1: Shows diffuse corneal edema with Descemet's membrane folds and Hypopyon following Calotropis milk sap contact toxicity|
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|Figure 2: Four weeks follow-up image showing resolving epithelial defect and Descemetfs membrane folds|
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