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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1661

Corneal ulcer and germinated paddy seed in the superior fornix


Cornea Department, Disha Eye Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Date of Web Publication24-Jul-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soham Basak
Disha Eye Hospitals, Barrackpore, Kolkata - 700 120, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2386_19

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Basak S, Basak SK. Corneal ulcer and germinated paddy seed in the superior fornix. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1661

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Basak S, Basak SK. Corneal ulcer and germinated paddy seed in the superior fornix. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 12];68:1661. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/8/1661/290444



Paddy seed injury of cornea during harvesting season is very common in coastal India where rice is grown as the main crop.[1],[2],[3] A 42-year-old man, farmer, presented with history of redness and visual loss in left eye for 2 months. His presenting visual acuity was 20/400. He had mild lid edema, bulbar congestion, and corneal ulcer in the upper half of the cornea [Figure 1]a. On eversion of upper lid, we found a germinated paddy seed in vegetative stage which was removed with a cotton bud [Figure 1]b. KOH mount preparation showed filamentous fungus. The ulcer healed with natamycin eye drops within 2 weeks with final visual acuity of 20/60 [Figure 1]c.
Figure 1: (a) Long-standing corneal ulcer. (b) Germinated paddy seed in vegetative stage which was removed from superior fornix. (c) Healed ulcer with 20/80 vision

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1.
Joseph T. Paddy grain injury of the eye. A study of 277 cases. Br J Ophthalmol 1968;52:191-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Kulshrestha M, Palimar P. Corneal ulcers in paddy workers in south India. Occup Med (Lond) 1996;46:320.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Sil AK. Grain found growing in the eye. Community Eye Health 2000;13:32.  Back to cited text no. 3
    


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