oa South African Medical Journal - The effects of toad venom in the eye
|Article Title||The effects of toad venom in the eye|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jun 1932|
|Pages||403 - 404|
|Keyword(s)||Bufo regularis, Eye, Temporary blindness, Toad and Venom|
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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