Ocular toxicity by latex of Calotropis procera (Sodom apple)

  title={Ocular toxicity by latex of Calotropis procera (Sodom apple)},
  author={Samar K. Basak and Arup Kumar Bhaumik and Ayan Mohanta and Prashant Singhal},
  booktitle={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
We report the spectrum of ocular toxicity following accidental inoculation of latex of Calotropis procera (Sodom apple) in 29 eyes between January 2003 and December 2006. All patients presented with sudden painless dimness of vision with photophobia. Twenty-five (86%) patients had initial visual acuity of less than 20/60. All eyes had conjunctival congestion and mild to severe corneal edema with Descemet's folds. Three (10%) eyes had an epithelial defect, nine (31%) had iridocyclitis, and seven… CONTINUE READING
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