International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

External Ophthalmomyiasis

Sanjana Hegde [2] | Rutuja Kandle | Gargi Achwal [2]

Abstract: Study Design: Hospital based interventional study. Objectives: Ophthalmomyiasis refers to larval infestation of the eye. Ophthalmomyiasis externa refers to infestation of external ocular structures, including conjunctiva and cornea. Early diagnosis and management of such cases can help in prevention of intra - ocular penetration of larvae. Materials and Methods: We have seen a case of 70 year old female who presented at ophthalmology opd with complaints of swelling and pain around left eye, on examination maggots were present at the site of swelling, identified morphologically as Oestrus ovis (sheep botfly) The patient was started on topical and systemic antibiotics after removal of maggots was done manually with forceps. Patient was followed up regularly on OPD basis and showed improvement within 2 days. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of the patients condition helped in curtailing the extension of larvae and destruction of eye.

Keywords: External Ophthalmomyiasis, oestrus ovis

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,

Pages: 43 - 46

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