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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 266-267

Exposing ophthalmia nodosa – The double eversion way

Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Priyarthi Pradhan
Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2643_22

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Ophthalmia nodosa is an inflammatory response of ocular tissue to caterpillar hair or any other insect hair that comes in contact with the eye. A young child with a painful red eye was found to have a dead caterpillar embedded in the upper tarsal conjunctiva. We describe the management and the need for creating awareness among doctors for timely suspicion of a foreign body.

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