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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-167

Eye Injury after Jellyfish Sting

1 MO Specialist (Marine Medicine), Diving School, Kochi, India
2 Graded Specialist (Ophthalmology), INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, India

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Rajeev Deo
MO Specialist (Marine Medicine), Diving School, Kochi
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.204472

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Although Jellyfish stings are common medical problem in summer for Indian divers but most of cases are trivial in nature and are treated by first-aid and specific management We report a rare case of jellyfish sting related eye injury probably caused by “hair” jellyfish (cyanea capillata) in channel connected to Arabian sea atKochl The patient a 39 years old diver was stung while swimming without goggles in the channel in the morning hours. He experienced severe pain left eye, requiring narcotic analgesia and had decreased visual acuity with erythema of left side of face. Although brief and self-limiting, eye injuries afterjellyfish stings should be assessed and treated as early as possible to reduce risk of longer term sequelae. Prevention should incorporate information about jellyfish and early treatment of such stings.

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