Annals of Optometry and Contact Lens 2018;17(4):104-106.
Published online December 25, 2018.
개미물림에 의해 발생한 눈꺼풀 농양 1예
윤하원, 송 한, 권지원
한양대학교 의과대학 명지병원 안과학교실
A Case of Lid Abscess Caused by Ant’s Bite
Ha Won Yoon, Han Song, Ji Won Kwon
Department of Ophthalmology, Myongji Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea
Received: 10 August 2018   • Revised: 2 September 2018   • Accepted: 3 September 2018
Purpose: To report a case of atypical lid abscess caused by ant-bite.
Case summary: A 54-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic due lid swelling. He complained of pain in the left eyelid
area after ant-bite 4 days ago. At the initial visit, elevated abscess and ulcer with pus were observed in the left upper eyelid, and
lesions of the similar aspect were observed in the lower eyelid margin of the same area. Cultures and antimicrobial susceptibility
tests were performed. No bacterial growth was observed on culture, and eyelid lesions improved after systemic and topical antibiotic treatment.
Conclusions: Lid abscess caused by ant-bite could be difficult to differentiate with other causes by clinical features. Therefore,
rapid treatment with early diagnosis through history and detailed ocular examination is important.
Key Words: Ant; Lid abscess
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