Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243--245

Natural honey-induced Acanthamoeba keratitis


Alireza Peyman1, Mohsen Pourazizi1, Mohammadreza Peyman2, Farzan Kianersi1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Isfahan Eye Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Persian Vision Science Research Institute, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alireza Peyman
Department of Ophthalmology, Isfahan Eye Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Natural honey in spite of its usefulness is known to contain certain microorganisms. In the present study, we describe a case of Acanthamoeba keratitis after using topical honey administered by a traditional medicine therapist. A 32-year-old male came with red eye and blurred vision. The pain and other symptoms became more severe after the 1st week, with appearance of radial perineuritis at the cornea. A repeated interview revealed that 1 week before appearance of ocular symptoms, the patient had instilled a drop of natural honey in his left eye. Confocal microscopic cornea imaging demonstrated cyst and trophozoite of Acanthamoeba in the corneal stroma.


How to cite this article:
Peyman A, Pourazizi M, Peyman M, Kianersi F. Natural honey-induced Acanthamoeba keratitis.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2019;26:243-245


How to cite this URL:
Peyman A, Pourazizi M, Peyman M, Kianersi F. Natural honey-induced Acanthamoeba keratitis. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Sep 25 ];26:243-245
Available from: http://www.meajo.org/article.asp?issn=0974-9233;year=2019;volume=26;issue=4;spage=243;epage=245;aulast=Peyman;type=0