Ophthalmia nodosa secondary to tarantula hairs

  title={Ophthalmia nodosa secondary to tarantula hairs},
  author={J T L Choi and Aunu Rauf},
In the summer of 1983, my spouse and I bought a twenty-acre plot of Paradise for $675 an acre. Paradise Township, that is— an historic Oklahoma settlement, now mostly free of humans, nestled between
Bristle Worm-Induced Keratouveitis: A Case Report.
A 64-year-old woman presenting with uniocular pain, redness, reduced vision, discharge, and pustular rash of the hands after cleaning out her marine aquarium containing bristle worms and rubbing her eye is reported to have keratouveitis arising from corneal penetration by a bristle worm seta (bristle).
New Clinical and Laboratory Findings of SHAPU.
  • A. Manandhar, T. Margolis, B. Khanal
  • Medicine
    Nepalese journal of ophthalmology : a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society : NEPJOPH
  • 2018
Herpes group of virus is the less likely cause of SHAPU and early presentation is associated with a better visual outcome, while role of moth in its pathogenesis is still suspected.
Arthropod Envenomation in North America.
Tarantula Hair Keratoconjunctivitis with Concurrent Fungal Infection in a Rat Terrier.
This is the first report in the veterinary literature to confirm tarantula hair as the causative agent in keratoconjunctivitis and corneal ulceration, adding it to the list of differential diagnoses for ocular foreign body.
Spiders in dermatology.
This work describes a series of spiders relevant to the dermatologist in the United States and suggests that only a small number of families within the order Araneae are medically relevant.


Caterpillar-induced keratitis.
Caterpillar hairs are responsible for a well-described though infrequent form of ocular trauma and disease sometimes referred to under the term ophthalmia nodosa. Four patients with this condition
Eye disease associated with handling pet tarantulas: three case reports
Three cases of ocular injury from urticarious hairs of tarantulas are described, with the main findings of multiple fine intracorneal hairs with an associated keratoconjunctivitis.
Spider keratouveitis. A case report.
Hairs from pet tarantulas might penetrate deeply into the eye and give keratouveitis, which should be known by both ophthalmologists and the public.
Tarantula hair ophthalmia nodosa.
Caterpillar setae in the deep cornea and anterior chamber.
Oral anticoagulation nephrotic syndrome.
Cardiac pacing has prevented this child from having her usual reflex asystolic/anoxic seizures and has produced a significant improvement in the quality of life for the child and her family.