Ocular Toxicity Secondary to Asclepias physocarpa: The Balloon Plant

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Pina, Susana; Pedrosa, Catarina; Santos, Cristina; Feijóo, Bernardo; Pego, Peter; Vendrell, Cristina; Santos, Maria João; Prieto, Isabel;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine,volume 2,014 (issn: 2090-6722, eissn: 2090-6730)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2014/829469, pmc: PMC4101946
  • Subject: RE1-994 | Case Report | Ophthalmology | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: eye diseases | genetic structures | sense organs

We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with symptoms of blurred vision and ocular irritation a few hours after accidental contact of the right eye with Asclepias physocarpa milky latex. Observation showed a diffuse conjunctival hyperemia and stromal corneal edema with ... View more
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