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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

Calotropis procera -induced keratitis


Department of Ophthalmology, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur (C.G.), India

Correspondence Address:
Nidhi Pandey
C-84, Sector 1, Devendra Nagar, Raipur-492 009, (C.G.)
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.44492

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Calotropis procera produces copious amounts of latex, which has been shown to possess several pharmacological properities. Its local application produces intense inflammatory response. In the 10 cases of Calotropis procera -induced keratitis reported here, the clinical picture showed corneal edema with striate keratopathy without any evidence of intraocular inflammation. The inflammation was reversed by the local application of steroid drops.


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