Worldwide Snakebites

Management of Venom Ophthalmia

Venom ophthalmia is also known as ocular envenomation and typically results from encounters with spitting cobras in Africa or Asia. Occasionally this can occur when a non-spitting snake such as a viper manages to fling venom forward as an accidental byproduct of a particularly vigorous strike. Regardless, it is handled the same way and is essentially the same protocol that would be employed in the event of an ocular exposure to a caustic chemical. See the guidelines below for specific information on how to manage venom ophthalmia. 

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