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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 212-213

Hair Shaft in the Lacrimal Punctum: A Rare Presentation


1 Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Ophthalmology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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V Nishant Janardhana Raju
Sankara Eye Hospital, Vijayawada-Guntur Expressway, Pedakakani, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_103_20

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We report a rare case of 18-year-old male presenting with redness, watering and pain in right eye for past 2 days. He was diagnosed as bacterial conjunctivitis elsewhere and started on gentamycin (0.3%) eye drops four times a day to which symptoms are not relieved. Slit lamp examination of right eye revealed sectoral congestion confined to nasal bulbar conjunctiva temporal to plica semilunaris, which was initially confused with inflamed pinguecula and episcleritis. Careful examination of ocular adnexa led to revelation of hair shaft in the upper lacrimal punctum and timely removal of the hair shaft helped us in alleviation of patients morbidity.


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