Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Bee Sting Injury to Cornea: A Case Report

Anand Kumar Kularia, C.S. Vyas
SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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

Corresponding Author:

Anand Kumar Kularia MS
Rajdadiji Hospital, Sojati Gate,
Jodhpur - 342001, Rajasthan, India
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Received: 23-SEP-2018 Accepted: 18-DEC-2018 Published Online: 15-MAY-2019

We report a case of bee sting injury to the cornea presenting with endothelial keratitis and hypopyon, its pathogenesis, treatment and outcome. A young male of 24 years reported in the emergency department with acute painful red eye and sudden loss of vision. It looked like a case of corneal ulcer with hypopyon, but further inquiry and slit lamp examination revealed bee sting on the cornea and its reaction. It was managed with hospital admission and topical and oral corticosteroid as mainstay of therapy. Along with, it mydriatic atropine eye drop and topical antibiotic was also given. The corneal infiltration and edema reduced gradually, hypopyon disappeared completely. After 4 weeks of follow up, the visual acuity was 6/9, and the cornea was clear and bright, leaving behind only a small peripheral corneal opacity.

Keywords :Bee Sting, Keratitis, Uveitis