Ophthalmomyiasis External: A Case Report
Seema Bose, Santosh Saini, Rekha Barapatre, Stephen Mathew
Dr. Seema Bose Professor, Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Loni – BK, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India - 413736. Phone: +919665044401 E-mail: email@example.com
Ophthalmomyiasis externa results from the infestation of the conjunctiva by the larval form of dipterous flies. Only a few cases of Ophthalmomyiasis externa which were caused by the larva of Oestrus ovis had been previously reported from India. Here, we are discussing a case of Ophthalmomyiasis externa which was caused by the larvae of Oestrus ovis in a 10-year old child. A prompt diagnosis and management of the condition saved the patient from a potential serious outcome. The importance of hand hygiene and the maintenance of sanitation have also been illustrated.
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