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Revista mexicana de oftalmología

versão On-line ISSN 2604-1227versão impressa ISSN 0187-4519


GODINA-MORALES, Jossefat A.; ROMO-GARCIA, Efraín; GARCIA-MEDINA, Karen A.  e  RUELAS-BARRERAS, Alejandro. Corneal bee sting in an HIV patient with a single functional eye. Case report. Rev. mex. oftalmol [online]. 2021, vol.95, n.3, pp.129-132.  Epub 25-Jun-2021. ISSN 2604-1227.


Bee stings cause different reactions in the eye, so each treatment must be individualized.

Case report:

A 45-year-old male patient, HIV positive, one-eyed due to a right ocular trauma, suffered a corneal bee sting on the left eye. We performed surgery to extract the stinger and anterior chamber washout, since the patient did not show improvement after conservative treatment.


Bee stings in ophthalmology are uncommon, and due to the previous clinical situation of the patient, it was important to decide the best treatment for him. The clinical response after a bee sting is very variable between patients, so it is a challenge for the ophthalmologist. Our surgical approach was very effective in this case, since the patient showed a visual recovery without relapse 7 months after the injury.

Palavras-chave : Bee; Cornea; Monocular; Bee Venom; HIV.

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