Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Migratory Caterpillar Hairs: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Anita Ambastha1, Rakhi Kusumesh2, Nilesh Mohan2, Piyush Gupta2
1Community Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2Cornea Services, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Rakhi Kusumesh 
MS
Cornea services, 
Regional Institute of Ophthalmology,
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 
Patna, Bihar, India
Email id: drkrakhi@yahoo.com


Published Online: 01-NOV-2018
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.401

Abstract
Caterpillars cause many ocular lesions. These can enter into the eye ball and migrate to the ocular tissues resulting in secondary inflammatory reaction to the foreign body. Here, we report a case of caterpillar hair causing nummular keratitis with subsequent intense anterior chamber inflammation.

Keywords :Ophthalmia nodosa, Migratory caterpillar hairs