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Capsule: external ophthalmomyiasis is the infestation of external ocular tissues (eyelids, conjunctiva and lacrimal ducts) of man by fly larvae. In this study, we present the clinical manifestations with ophthalmomyiasis caused by larvae of Muscae fly in three patients from rural areas in Indian deserts.
The study was conducted at Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur (Raj), India.
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We can see the larva in the inferior conjuctival fornix, freely mobile, which was removed with sterile cotton tipped applicater, under proparacaine local anesthesia. The entire cotton tipped applicator with the larva was submerged in TG media in a test tube chamber. A few seconds after the submersion, the larva was found freely moving in the fluid of the culture media. A total of three larvae were removed from this patient (AVI 14859 kb)
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Singh, P.K., Singh, S., Prakash, P. et al. External ophthalmomyiasis caused by Muscae fly larva in the Thar Desert. j ocul biol dis inform 3, 141–143 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12177-011-9071-9
- Slit Lamp
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Foreign Body Sensation
- Thar Desert