A bee stings a medication delivery man in his eye; IMSS saves your eyesight


Sergio, delivery man 24 yearsHe was on his way to deliver medication when he lifted the lens of the helmet, A. The bee stuck to its needles In his right eye, causing damage to the eyeball due to toxins.

Carla Verdigel Sotelo, in charge of the corneal tissue bank at La Raza General Hospital, explained that … Stinger went straight to Sergio’s horny Whereas, once incorporated into the tissues, they release toxins and cause cell death in the tissues close to the injury.

In general, Verdigel added, toxic damage to the optic nerve, including the retina, results from it Irreversible visual loss.

Fortunately, the eyeball was not completely penetrated, as it remained in the first two-thirds of the cornea, which required an excision to fill it. Manual pull was impossible“, Locate.

Nevertheless, the specialists from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) To remove the sting and avoid further damage to the patient’s eyesight.

The best way to recreate the surface of the eye is by using donated tissue. “A great fortune we have with a corneal tissue bank is that Cloth is available at all times To take care of these patients in a timely manner. “

“In an average of 40 minutes, a small three millimeter front plate was implanted. Remove all toxins from the surface And the cornea was immediately rebuilt, “said Verdigil Sotillo.

On January 31st, Sergio was delivering an order when the bee placed its needle in his right eye and the toxins started damaging his eyeball.

There are a small number of cases documented, as explained by the specialist, in the medical literature of needling a needle on the ocular surface, and in most of these cases, the result It’s not always vision preservation Or the eye.

For this reason, the specialist stressed the importance of donating organs and tissues in Mexico, to obtain them when the patient needs them.

Verdiguel indicated that Sergio actually has it Almost 100 percent vision is restoredYou have to wait two months to have the stitches removed, visually rehabilitated, and reintegrated into his family and socio-economic activity.

Meanwhile, the patient described that when he was bitten, “I felt as though I had a fork hurting my eyelid, my eyes were completely closed.”

He indicated that what is missing is the minimum to restore vision, and Sergio said, “I was very lucky to arrive and receive treatment immediately.”


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