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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 688-690

Ophthalmia nodosa presenting as pan-uveitis and infective scleral abscess

Uvea Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Radhika Thundikandy
Consultant, Uvea Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2892_21

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A 38-year-old gentleman presented with bilateral ocular inflammation following fall of caterpillar hair. Examination revealed caterpillar hairs embedded in the palpebral conjunctiva, corneal abrasions, and anterior chamber reaction. The hairs were removed and topical antibiotics were initiated. Later, he presented with multiple scleral abscesses, retinal exudates, and sub-tenons fluid on B scan. The scleral abscesses were drained and treated with appropriate antibiotics and oral steroids. The abscesses and retinal exudates resolved with scleral thinning. This is the first report of ophthalmia nodosum presenting with scleral abscesses and panuveitis.

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