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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-70

Incidence of kerato conjunctivo uveitis caused by traditional eye medications in a teaching hospital of Andhra Pradesh


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Research Scientist, Advance Research Center, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
G Chandrasekhar
Department of Ophthalmology, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2225-6482.147670

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Traditional eye medications (TEM) usage is still a common practice as most patients in India consult a traditional healer. Poverty, socio-cultural beliefs, poor health-seeking behavior, and lack of access to health facilities are reasons for the persistence of this practice. [1],[2] Fifty patients with kerato conjunctivo uveitis who used TEM, especially some leaf extract for 3 days, visited ophthalmology clinic, Narayana Medical College Hospital during June 2012. Ocular complications included purulent conjunctivitis in 25 subjects, keratitis in 15 subjects, corneal ulcer in 1 subject, and iridocyclitis in 9 subjects respectively. All patients' disease condition was reversed by the local application of steroid drops, topical antibiotics, anti-allergic drops, and artificial tears. The use of TEM is harmful, further leads to blindness. Proper health education to the public can reduce the prevalence of preventable blindness.


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