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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125-127

Spectrum of Calotropis procera latex-induced ocular toxicity


Department of Ophthalmology, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Fayiqa Ahamed Bahkir
Department of Ophthalmology, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jcor.jcor_11_20

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Exposure to Calotropis procera latex is a common occurrence in certain parts of South East Asia, especially during festivals in India, where exposure can occur due to inadvertent rubbing of the eyes after touching the flowers, or an accidental fall of latex into the eyes while handling the plant itself. Management depends on the symptomatology and time of presentation of the patient after ocular injury with the latex. This article deals with pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, management options, and possible complications of C. procera latex toxicity.


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