Oestrus ovis ophthalmomyiasis with keratitis

Sreejith, R. S.; Reddy, A. K.; Ganeshpuri, S. S.; Garg, P.
October 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p399
Academic Journal
A 35-year-old male patient presented with complaints of redness, swelling around the eyelids, watering, and irritation in the right eye. At presentation his best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 partial in the right eye. The tarsal conjunctiva of the upper eyelid showed injection with pseudomembrane. Underneath the pseudomembrane we noticed four motile larvae. The cornea showed an irregular cobweb-like mucous plaque adherent to the epithelium, with a clear stroma. The pseudomembrane was easily peeled-off under topical anaesthesia. The organisms were removed and identified as Oestrus ovis. Three days later the patient was comfortable and his visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye.


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