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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2012 | Month : August | Volume : 6 | Issue : 6 | Page : 1079 - 1080

Ophthalmomyiasis External: A Case Report 1079-1080

Seema Bose, Santosh Saini, Rekha Barapatre, Stephen Mathew

Correspondence
Dr. Seema Bose Professor, Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Loni BK, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India - 413736. Phone: +919665044401 E-mail: drseema11ghosh@gmail.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.