|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 11 | Page : 1885
Eye trapped an arachnid: Horrific but true!
Saumya Yadav, Noopur Gupta, Pooja Kumari, Radhika Tandon
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||22-Oct-2019|
Dr. Noopur Gupta
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Yadav S, Gupta N, Kumari P, Tandon R. Eye trapped an arachnid: Horrific but true!. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1885
A 52-year-old painter presented with bilateral diminished vision following lime injury 7 months back. He underwent left eye evisceration 2 months prior to presentation. The eviscerated socket had evidence of mucoid discharge with an insect lodged into it [Figure 1]. The insect was removed with forceps under topical anesthesia. Further examination revealed it to be a necrosed, disintegrated spider with damaged appendages. Povidone iodine solution and topical antibiotics were applied postoperatively. Right eye had evidence of chemical injury sequelae which was managed with amniotic membrane transplantation. Patient was counseled regarding the importance of adequate maintenance of personal and socket hygiene.
|Figure 1: Clinical photograph of the eviscerated socket showing the trapped spider. The spider must have crawled and gotten trapped into the deep socket eventually succumbing to it|
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