Bilateral Optic Neuritis Following Ressell's Viper's Bite-A Rare Complication

Aundhakar, S. C.; Mahajan, Sanket K.; Mane, Makarand B.; Arsekar, Swapnil S.
July 2012
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p178
Academic Journal
Snake bite is an important health problem in the Indian subcontinent with nearly 60,000 people being bitten every year. Though ocular complications are not uncommon, optic neuritis is very rare and only a few case reports are available in the literature. We hereby present a case of bilateral optic neuritis following a bite by Russell's Viper which is extremely rare, the treatment of which consists of maximum dose of ASV and early treatment of anticipated ocular complications to prevent permanent loss of vision.


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