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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 609

“Hesitancy wounds” like corneal scars

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication13-Apr-2022

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Amber A Bhayana
Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2725_21

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Prasad P, Bhayana AA. “Hesitancy wounds” like corneal scars. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:609

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Prasad P, Bhayana AA. “Hesitancy wounds” like corneal scars. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 26];2:609. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/2/609/342975

A 26-year-old otherwise healthy female was noted to have multiple parallel scars on her inferotemporal peripheral cornea of right eye [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. The scars were due to repeated anterior chamber paracentesis during different episodes of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections (Bevacizumab-1.25 mg/0.05 mL; on treatment for her idiopathic choroidal neovascular membrane). They resemble the classical self-harm hesitancy wounds[1] [Figure 1]c and thus have been described so. Judicial use of oral and topical perioperative antiglaucoma medications could have avoided the insult.
Figure 1: (a) diffuse illumination and (b) oblique focal illumination showing corneal scars; (c) sample of hesitancy cuts in a self-harm subject

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