Corneal honeybee sting.


PURPOSE To report a rare case of corneal honeybee sting. METHODS The corneal honeybee stinger was removed under slit-lamp guidance using a 27-gauge needle. RESULTS Corneal edema resolved by 90% the next day after removal of the honeybee stinger without using topical steroids. CONCLUSION The patient's condition improved significantly after removal of the corneal honeybee stinger, and corneal edema disappeared. The patient was evaluated in 1 week and then 3 months with permanent mild central corneal opacity.

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@article{AlTowerki2003CornealHS, title={Corneal honeybee sting.}, author={Abdul-Elah Al-Towerki}, journal={Cornea}, year={2003}, volume={22 7}, pages={672-4} }