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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-124

Bilateral optic atrophy in snake envenomation – A case report


Department of General Medicine, Siddhartha Medical College/Government General Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ravala Siddeswari
Department of General Medicine, Siddhartha Medical College/Government General Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JDRNTRUHS.JDRNTRUHS_57_19

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Ocular complications following snake bite are usually rare. Snake bite accounts for 4% of all ophthalmoplegias. Optic neuritis and optic atrophy following snake bite have been reported in very few cases. Various causes of optic neuritis following snake bite have been postulated, including capillary damage and extensive hemorrhage, allergy to ASV and the direct toxic effect of snake venom. Here, one such rare case of optic atrophy following snake bite, admitted at Government General Hospital, vijayawada is discussed.


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