1. Fire Ant Punctate Keratopathy A Novel Diagnosis Based on Clinical and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Findings

    Fire Ant Punctate Keratopathy A Novel Diagnosis Based on Clinical and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Findings

    Purpose: To describe the ocular findings and the long-term outcomes of patients diagnosed with corneal injury due to little fire ants (LFAs). Methods: This is a retrospective case series of patients evaluated with corneal injury due to LFAs from October 2015 to January 2018 at the Cornea Clinic in Meir Medical Center. Patients underwent anterior segment optical coherence tomography ( AS-OCT ) imaging during the follow-up. Results: Four patients reported ocular contact with LFAs and presented to our department with unilateral, scattered, small, dense, round, bright white opacities in the anterior corneal stroma, which remained unchanged in appearance over time, despite topical ...

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