Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Acute Foreign Body Reaction And Corneal Abrasion Secondary To Impacted Human Hair In Tarsus

Atif Rahman Raini
Al Rahman Eye Hospital, Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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

Corresponding Author:

Atif Rahman Raini
Al Rahman Eye Hospital, Balrampur, Utter Pardesh, India

Received: 08-JAN-2020 Accepted: 03-MAY-2020 Published Online: 12-MAR-2021

Eye injury due to foreign body is the most common cause of ocular emergency. Hair as a foreign body is very much common due to plant, pet’s ad caterpillars. But human hair impacted in tarsus is very rare. Our case is unique as in the way where we found a hair which is probably human in origin and was impacted in the tarsus. We initially missed the hair end but later meticulous high magnification slit lamp examination after eversion of the eyelid, we were able to locate the hair end as tiny black spot. This indicate the importance of eversion of the upper eyelid and slit lamp examination in higher magnification.

Keywords :Corneal abrasion, human hair, slit lamp examination, eversion of the eyelid, ophthalmia nodosa (ON)

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