Ankita Sinai Bhangui*, Sayali Bhedasgaonkar, Nadkarni S
Caterpillars cause many ocular lesions. These can enter into the eye ball and migrate to the ocular tissues resulting in inflammatory reaction to the foreign body. It is a relatively rare condition with subtle findings. Here, we report a case of caterpillar hair causing corneal abrasion and anterior uveitis in a 13 year old girl and its management. Also we wish to highlight the importance of close follow up in these patients. Patient was symptomatically better after caterpillar hair were removed from anterior segment. But low grade inflammation persisted even after 2 months of treatment. Patient was maintained on low dose steroids to prevent further increase in anterior or posterior segment inflammatory response and was closely monitored for the same.
Published Date: 2021-03-31; Received Date: 2021-03-12