Journal of Blindness and Vision Impairment

Volume 2, Issue 1 (2021)

Case Report - Open Access
Migratory Caterpillar Hair in the Eye: Case Report

Houssaine Ait Lhaj1,*, Youssef El Kamouni2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Hopital Militaire Avicenne, Marrakech, Morocco

2Department of Biology, Hopital Militaire Avicenne, Marrakech, Morocco

*Corresponding Author:
Houssaine Ait Lhaj
Department of Ophthalmology, Hopital Militaire Avicenne, Marrakech, Morocco.

Received date: May 03, 2021; Accepted date: May 19, 2021; Published date: May 26, 2021

Citation: Lhaj HA, Kamouni YE. Migratory Caterpillar Hair in the Eye: Case Report. Arch Clin Opthal. 2021;2(1):6-8.

Copyright: © 2021 Lhaj HA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Caterpillars cause several ocular lesions. These will enter the eyeball and migrate to the ocular tissues leading to inflammatory reaction to the foreign body. it’s a comparatively rare condition with refined findings. Here, we tend to report a case of caterpillar hair inflicting membrane abrasion and anterior inflammation in a very 13-year-old lady and its management. Also, we tend to want to spotlight the importance of shut follow up in these patients. Patient was symptomatically higher once caterpillar hair were far away from anterior section. however inferior inflammation persisted even once a pair of months of treatment. Patient was maintained on low dose steroids to forestall more increase in anterior or posterior section inflammatory response and was closely monitored for an equivalent.


Migratory caterpillar hair; Ocular inflammation; Ophthalmia; Membrane abrasion.

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