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Bee Sting Into Eye!

Bee stings through the cornea are relatively rare, the skilled board-certified ophthalmologist(s) at Eye Associates of South Texas are equipped to deal with this problem. All the surgeons at our practice have completed medical school, completed an ophthamology residency and fellowship. They are adept at dealing with all ocular emergencies.

With the advent of more aggressive killer bees, this is becoming more common. The pure number of stings during an attack by killer bees make it is more likely the eye will be stung, not because the bees are targeting your eyes.

The bee stingers can be retained in the cornea (the clear window of the eye) after an attack. There is no consensus on how to deal with the retained stingers, but if they are causing inflammation or non-healing of the eye they must be removed.

We show a video of Dr. Kavanagh removing a stinger from a patient’s eye under local anesthetic. This patient had been stung over three hundred times by “killer bees”.

This is a delicate surgery performed under the operating microscope, care must be taken not to damage the delicate structures of the eye. Dr. Kavanagh is a skilled fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of South Texas he operates in San Antonio, Seguin, San Marcos, and Hondo.

Dr. Kavanagh practices at Eye Associates of South Texas with offices in Seguin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Luling, Gonzales, and Hondo. 830-379-3937. or

Dr. Kavanagh is fellowship-trained in Glaucoma. He is an eye physician and surgeon!

Dr. Kavanagh is a board-certified ophthalmologist and clinical assistant professor at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas, where he has taught many residents laser cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Kavanagh has performed over 20,000 cataract procedures with intraocular lens implantation. He implants Restor, Technis Multi-Focal (MF), Crystalens, Symfony, Toric IOLs.

Watch the Video here!