Experimental gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) ophthalmia nodosa.

Daniel Albert // Publications // May 01 1983

PubMed ID: 6342583

Author(s): Haluska FG, Puliafito CA, Henriquez A, Albert DM. Experimental gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) ophthalmia nodosa. Arch Ophthalmol. 1983 May;101(5):799-801. PMID 6342583

Journal: Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), Volume 101, Issue 5, May 1983

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 cul-de-sac. The experimentally induced inflammation closely resembled human ophthalmia nodosa in both its clinical and histopathologic features.