Toxic keratouveitis secondary to euphorbia lactea sap: a case report

Toxic keratouveitis secondary to euphorbia lactea sap: a case report. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (3). pp. 328-330. ISSN 2636-9346 (2020)


A 42-year-old gentleman presented with left eye pain after accidental contact with Euphorbia lactea sap while gardening. At presentation, left eye best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/30. Ocular examination revealed left eye conjunctiva congestion and cornea abrasion. Eye symptoms and BCVA deteriorated over 12 hours. Cornea showed diffuse stromal oedema with presence of anterior uveitis. A diagnosis of toxic keratouveitis was made. He was treated with intensive topical steroids, cycloplegics, lubricants, prophylactic antibiotics and oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic. Patient achieved complete resolution two weeks later. We aim to raise awareness among the ophthalmologists to detect and manage these injuries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Toxic keratouveitis, Euphorbia lactea, Plant sap, Spurge
Taxonomy: By Subject > Medicine > Ophthalmology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Medicine
Depositing User: Adi Azri Mohamad (Sg. Buloh)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 23:34
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:38
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