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Cataract and lasting mydriasis following scleral bee sting

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First Author: N.Abroug TUNISIA

Co Author(s):    M. Lahdhiri   I. Ksiaa   S. Aroui   J. Nemria   S. Attia   M. Khairallah     

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To report a case of cataract and lasting mydriasis following scleral bee sting.


Department of Ophthalmology, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia.


A single case report.


A 34-year-old woman presented within hours after ocular sting injury by a bee in the right eye. The best corrected visual acuity was 20/63 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination showed nasal subconjunctival hemorrhage, Descemet’s membrane folds, ocular hypotonia, areflective mydriasis, and a sectorial cortical cataract.The patient was given tapering doses of topical corticosteroid. After disappearance of the subconjunctival hemorrhage, a point of nasal scleral impact was identified. Three months later, BCVA remained at 20/63, Descemet’s membrane folds disappeared, intraocular pressure was within normal, and cataract remained stable with persistence of mydriasis.


Ocular bee sting injury, although rare, may lead to visual impairment due to various ophthalmic complications.

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