Spiderman's eye

@article{Norris2010SpidermansE,
  title={Spiderman's eye},
  author={Jonathan H. Norris and Zia Iqbal Carrim and Andrew J Morrell},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={375}
}
4 Citations
Tarantula Hair Keratoconjunctivitis with Concurrent Fungal Infection in a Rat Terrier.
TLDR
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.
A hairy affair: tarantula setae-induced panuveitis requiring pars plana vitrectomy
TLDR
Early pars plana vitrectomy is proposed as a management option for treatment-resistant panuveitis in cases of ophthalmia nodosa secondary to setae-related injury and at 6 months follow-up the patient was symptom-free without any pharmacological therapy.
Urticating hairs in arthropods: their nature and medical significance.
TLDR
This review focuses on the true setae because their high density on a large number of common arthropod species has great implications for human and animal health and other mechanisms for setae-mediated disease are suggested.

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Four additional cases ofOPHTHALMIA nodosa, an inflammatory reaction in the eye to hairs of certain insects or vegetable material, from Jerusalem and England are presented.
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