Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Vision loss following snakebite in a patient with controlled aplastic anemia

Kweon, EYLee, DWAhn, MNork, TMCho, NC

Viper venoms act mainly on blood and blood vessels. Reports of ophthalmic manifestations after snakebite include ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. In the current study, we describe a case that developed bilateral retinal and subretinal hemorrhage following snakebite. Bilateral retinal hemorrhage is a rare ocular complication of snake envenomation and has not been reported with fundus photographs in the literature so far.

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