Case Report

Bee sting of the cornea: A running case report

Roland Höllhumer, Trevor R. Carmichael
African Vision and Eye Health | Vol 74, No 1 | a288 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v74i1.288 | © 2015 Roland Höllhumer, Trevor R. Carmichael | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 January 2015 | Published: 17 July 2015

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Roland Höllhumer, Department of Ophthalmology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Trevor R. Carmichael, Department of Ophthalmology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


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Abstract

Bee stings that present with ocular sequelae are infrequently reported in the literature. The present report is of a retained corneal bee stinger with a delayed presentation. A review of case reports reveals a number of potential ocular complications of bee stings. The ocular sequelae and treatment options are reviewed.

Keywords

Ophthalmology, bee sting, stinger, optic neuritis, cornea, mucopurulent discharge

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