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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39

Conjunctivitis in one eye: Think of ophthalmomyiasis also


1 Professor & HOD, Department of Ophthalmology, SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Professor & HOD, Department of Microbiology, SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
4 Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
R N Kothari
Professor & HOD, Department of Ophthalmology, SBKS MI & RC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-6486.238519

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External ophthalmomyiasis is a relatively rare condition caused by infestation of ocular tissue by the larva of oestrus ovis (a fly) which is a parasite of sheep and goats. Ophthalmomyiasis has been reported from all over the world, mostly from rural population. It generally presents as catarrhal symptoms in one eye and may be easily mistaken for viral conjunctivitis, foreign body in eye and chemical injury. A careful examination and physical removal of the larva offers complete relief. We present one such case of external ophthalmomyiasis.


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