A healthy 40-year-old woman developed redness and yellowish discharge
in the right eye associated with a follicular conjunctivitis with marked preauricular
adenopathy. This clinical picture was consistent with Parinaud oculoglandular
syndrome. A supconjunctival mass was present in the superotemporal fornix.
Conjunctival culture yielded Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The mass was removed surgically, and treatment with topical and systemic ciprofloxacin
hydrochloride was instituted. Light microscopy demonstrated acute and chronic
inflammatory cells surrounding a collection of hair shafts. To our knowledge,
this is the first report of a case of Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome caused
by a hair foreign body with an associated pseudomonal conjunctivitis.
Laviña AM, Mawn LA, Fan X, O'Day DM. Unilateral Follicular Conjunctivitis With Retained Hair and Pseudomonal Infection. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(6):901–903. doi:
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