oa South African Medical Journal - The effects of toad venom in the eye

Volume 6, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The venom of the toad - Bufo regularis - when applied to or squirted into the eye may produce temporary painful blindness. This is due to the poison causing irritation of the eye and producing marked dilation of the pupil with its consequent interference with accommodation.

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