Ocular Injury Caused by the Sprayed Venom of the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)

  title={Ocular Injury Caused by the Sprayed Venom of the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia)},
  author={Koji Hirano and Atsuhiro Tanikawa},
  journal={Case Reports in Ophthalmology},
  pages={430 - 435}
This report presents the details of a case of sight-threatening injury in the right eye of a 77-year-old man which was caused by the venom of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). The patient was not stung, rather the venom was sprayed into his eye. Although the injured eye was washed as a first aid treatment, persistent corneal defect, corneal endothelial decompensation, iris atrophy, pupil dilation, and mature cataract were observed and a hand movement visual acuity was recorded 8 weeks… Expand
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