Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : OD01 - OD02

Orbital Myiasis with Scalp Pediculosis and Buccal Abscess–An Uncommon Presentation OD01-OD02

Nidhi Kaeley, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Richa Rajput, Renu Dhasmana, Anurag Bhargava

Correspondence
Dr. Nidhi Kaeley,
E-30 Bungalow Road Kamla Nagar, Delhi-110007, India.
E-mail: drnidhi_kaeley@yahoo.com

We present a case of severe orbital myiasis caused by Osteris ovis, also known as sheep nasal botfly which is an uncommon manifestation of maggot infestation. Our patient was successfully treated with oral as well as topical ivermectin. The experience of ivermectin as an anti-parasitic agent in the treatment of orbital myiasis, although a known entity, is still limited among medical professionals including ophthalmologists. Thus, we would like to highlight the role of oral ivermectin as an anti-parasitic agent in the treatment of orbital myiasis facilitating the removal of maggots; thus, precluding the need for exploratory surgery.