OCULAR LEECH MANIFESTATION: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Pranidhi Sharda*
We describe a case of female child with manifestations of ocular leech infestation. A 8-year-old girl was brought to our outpatient clinic with complaint of eye rubbing and redness in eye. Slit-lamp examination showed conjunctival injection with a moving dark black–brown foreign body partly attached in the lower conjunctiva. After applying topical anesthetics, the leech, measuring 1 cm in length, was extracted under a microscope. The patient began using topical antibiotic and corticosteroid agents. By 1 week after extraction, the patient had no obvious symptoms or signs and no corneal/scleral involvement was observed.
Keywords: leech, ocular foreign body, conjunctival reaction.
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