- Ophthalmia nodosa is an inflammatory reaction in and around the eyes to certain types of insect and plant hairs possessing unique characteristics, including mechanical and toxic attributes.1,2 We recommend that ophthalmologists and paediatricians be informed of the potential complications from direct contact with these insects.
- Electrical injury is a rare cause of cataract. Both cortical and nuclear sclerotic cataracts have been reported following exposure to high-voltage alternating or direct current (AC/DC), lightning, and conducted electrical weapons.1–10 To our knowledge, this case represents the first report of bilateral cataract formation following electrocardioversion.
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by disproportionate pain in relation to the severity of the inciting stimulus and presents with sensory, autonomic, trophic, or motor abnormalities.1 Most reported cases of CRPS relate to limb injury, with few cases described in the head and neck region. We summarize all cases of orbital CRPS described in the literature to date and report a case of periorbital CRPS.