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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ND03 - ND04

Cow Urine Keratopathy: A Case Report

Sumeet Khanduja, Prachi Jain, Sumit Sachdeva, Jitender Phogat

1. Faculty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 2. Faculty, Ophthalmology, Saxena Eye Hospital, Rewari, Haryana, India. 3. Faculty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 4. Faculty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sumeet Khanduja,
Faculty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India.
E-mail: drkhanduja@gmail.com

Abstract

Injury to the ocular surface has been described to occur with a wide variety of chemicals. In most cases the cause is industrial injury with acids or alkalis. We are reporting a case of ocular surface injury due to “Cow urine” which to the best of our knowledge is been reported for the first time. Cow urine is a well-accepted medicinal ingredient in ancient Indian medicine. However, wrong formulation and inadvertent prescriptions by quacks can lead to severe ocular surface injury and morbidity. Here with this case report we have discussed the possible culprit and possible mechanism of ocular injury due to instillation of a concoction containing cow urine as an active ingredient and also discuss legal aspects of quackery in India.

Keywords

Ocular surface injury, Quackery

How to cite this article :

Sumeet Khanduja, Prachi Jain, Sumit Sachdeva, Jitender Phogat. COW URINE KERATOPATHY: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 26 ]; 11:ND03-ND04. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=ND03-ND04&id=9708

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24183.9708


Date of Submission: Sep 21, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 04, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Oct 19, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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