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OPHTHALMIC IMAGES
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222

Recurrent uveitis with intralenticular and intravitreal caterpillar hair


Department of Cataract and Refractive Services, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Submission09-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance01-May-2020
Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Isha Agarwalla
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Beltola, Guwahati, Assam
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_38_20

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How to cite this article:
Agarwalla I, Bhattacharjee H, Bhosale A. Recurrent uveitis with intralenticular and intravitreal caterpillar hair. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2020;58:222

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Agarwalla I, Bhattacharjee H, Bhosale A. Recurrent uveitis with intralenticular and intravitreal caterpillar hair. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 25];58:222. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2020/58/3/222/294988



A 30-year-old female presented with recurrent bouts of pain, redness, and photophobia of the right eye for the last 10 years, which developed following an accidental fall of caterpillar while playing. On examination, best-corrected visual acuity in the right eye was 3/60 and in the left eye was 20/20. Slit lamp biomicroscopy of the right eye revealed congestion, adherent leucoma, cells and flare in the anterior chamber, and an obliquely placed caterpillar hair in the inferior quadrant of the lens along with posterior subcapsular cataract and inflammatory vitreous opacity [Figure 1]a. The patient was treated with oral steroids and topical steroid and cyloplegic. Following subsidence of vitreous inflammation, two more hairs were detected, one on the retinal surface and other within the vitreous cavity with granulomatous reaction and diffuse retinal pigment mottling [Figure 1]b. Removal of the hair is now planned as inflammation has subsided. This novel finding is documented for the first time.
Figure 1: (a) Slit lamp biomicroscopy of the right eye revealed congestion, adherent leucoma, cells, and flare in the anterior chamber and an obliquely placed caterpillar hair in the inferior quadrant of the lens along with posterior subcapsular cataract and inflammatory vitreous opacity. (b) Following subsidence of vitreous inflammation, two more hairs were detected, one on the retinal surface and other within the vitreous cavity with granulomatous reaction and diffuse retinal pigment mottling

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