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Management of corneal bee sting

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, December 2011
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Title
Management of corneal bee sting
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, December 2011
DOI 10.2147/opth.s26919
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Authors

Seyed-Hossein Abtahi, Razmjoo, Abtahi, Roomizadeh, Mohammadi

Abstract

Corneal bee sting is an uncommon environmental eye injury that can result in various ocular complications with an etiology of penetrating, immunologic, and toxic effects of the stinger and its injected venom. In this study we present our experience in the management of a middle-aged male with a right-sided deep corneal bee sting. On arrival, the patient was complaining of severe pain, blurry vision with acuity of 160/200, and tearing, which he had experienced soon after the injury. Firstly, we administered conventional drugs for eye injuries, including topical antibiotic, corticosteroid, and cycloplegic agents. After 2 days, corneal stromal infiltration and edema developed around the site of the sting, and visual acuity decreased to 100/200. These conditions led us to remove the stinger surgically. Within 25 days of follow-up, the corneal infiltration decreased gradually, and visual acuity improved to 180/200. We suggest a two-stage management approach for cases of corneal sting. For the first stage, if the stinger is readily accessible or primary dramatic reactions, including infiltration, especially on the visual axis, exist, manual or surgical removal would be indicated. Otherwise, we recommend conventional treatments for eye injuries. Given this situation, patients should be closely monitored for detection of any worsening. If the condition does not resolve or even deteriorates, for the second stage, surgical removal of the stinger under local or generalized anesthesia is indicated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Peru 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 25%
Other 1 6%
Lecturer 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Librarian 1 6%
Other 4 25%
Unknown 4 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 56%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Unknown 5 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 December 2020.
All research outputs
#13,854,527
of 21,340,745 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#1,330
of 2,969 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#103,250
of 175,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#11
of 45 outputs
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