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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-15

External ophthalmomyiasis caused by sheep botfly Oestrus ovis Larva in South of Andhra Pradesh


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Advanced Research Centre, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Chandrasekhar Gujjula
Department of Ophthalmology, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chintareddypalem, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.158991

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Myiasis of different organs has been reported in various regions of the world. We report a human case of external ophthalmomyiasis caused by the larva of a sheep botfly, Oestrus ovis, for the first time from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India. A 19-year-old female who is a nursing student presented with symptoms of excessive watering, pain and foreign body sensation in the left eye. The larvae, 10 in number, were observed in bulbar conjunctiva and fornix. After removal of larvae, she showed symptomatic improvement in 1 day.


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