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A leech bite to the bulbar conjunctiva
Apr 2, 2015
Volume 21, Number 2
Alexander Hamilton, MPHTM, B Med | Sydney Eye HospitalSydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Australia
Trent Sandercoe, PhD, MBBS | Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
A 27-year-old woman presented with a large, mobile foreign body on her bulbar conjunctiva. (Panel A) It fell off spontaneously and was found to be a leech. A localized subconjunctival hemorrhage resolved over the following weeks. (Panel B) Visual acuity was unaffected. She was treated with topical chloramphenicol, with no long-term sequelae.

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