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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1226-1228

The sting of a honey bee: An unusual subconjunctival foreign body


Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Sushank A Bhalerao
L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_533_17

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Ocular foreign bodies (FBs) are often encountered in clinical practices. However, there are cases in which the presence of the FB is difficult to diagnose based on mere history taking and/or clinical examination. We herein present a case of unusual subconjunctival foreign body in the form of the sting of a honey bee in a 63-year-old farmer. This was removed from the superior forniceal subconjunctival space in toto with forceps under a microscope in the operation theater. This case emphasizes the need to elicit a complete history and a careful ocular examination with double eversion of the eyelid to avoid missing any foreign body lodged in the fornices and subconjunctival space in patients who complained of foreign body sensation.


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