Ocular Toxicity Secondary to Asclepias physocarpa: The Balloon Plant
Santos, Maria João
- Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine,
(issn: 2090-6722, eissn: 2090-6730)
RE1-994 | Case Report | Ophthalmology | Article Subject
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 Descemet’s membrane folds. Recovery was fast and apparently complete in less than one month. However, specular microscopy at 6-months follow-up showed an abnormal endothelial morphology as sequelae, suggesting this condition is not as innocuous as it has been suggested.