Experimental Gypsy Moth (Lymantria Dispar) Ophthalmia Nodosa

Frank G. Haluska, Daniel M. Albert, Carmen A. Puliafito, Antonio Henriquez

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Ophthalmia nodosa is the nodular granulomatous inflammatory response of ocular tissue to caterpillar hairs. We experimentally simulated this condition by surgically implanting gypsy moth hairs in the rabbit cornea. We were not, however, able to produce ophthalmia nodosa solely by placing cilia in the rabbit culde-sac. The experimentally induced inflammation closely resembled human ophthalmia nodosa in both its clinical and histopathologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-801
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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