Corneal tattoo with tea infusion

I. C. Kuo, M. Falco, A. Olmedo, L. Misani, T. P. O'Brien, V. E. Reviglio

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Except in animal models of cataractogenesis, the literature on the effects of tea infusion on ocular tissue is scant. In our patient, prolonged exposure to tea infusion may have led to a hypesthetic cornea with secondary limbal stem cell loss. In turn, the eye developed keratinization and corneal neovascularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2303-2305
Number of pages3
JournalFood and Chemical Toxicology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008



  • Camellia sinensis infusion
  • Corneal neovascularization
  • Corneal tattooing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Toxicology

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Kuo, I. C., Falco, M., Olmedo, A., Misani, L., O'Brien, T. P., & Reviglio, V. E. (2008). Corneal tattoo with tea infusion. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 46(6), 2303-2305.