Korean J Parasitol.  2009 Mar;47(1):57-59. 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.1.57.

External Ophthalmomyiasis Caused by Oestrus ovis: A Rare Case Report from India

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India-250002. sideyedoc@yahoo.com
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India-250002.

Abstract

Myiasis of different organs has been reported off and on from various regions in the world. We report a human case of external ophthalmomyiasis caused by the larvae of a sheep nasal botfly, Oestrus ovis, for the first time from Meerut city in Western Uttar Pradesh, India. A 25-year-old farmer presented with severe symptoms of conjunctivitis. The larvae, 3 in number, were observed in the bulbar conjunctiva, and following removal the symptoms of eye inflammation improved within a few hours.

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Oestrus ovis; myiasis; ophthalmomyiasis; India
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