Abstract

EXTERNAL OPHTHALMOMYIASIS- A RARE OCULAR LARVAL INFECTION

Author(s): Sagarika Laad1, Harpal Singh2, Rajesh Sripat Pattebahadur3, Parag Ramnani4, Pranav Saluja5

PRESENTATION
OF CASE
We are reporting a case series of 3 patients-
A 35-year-old and a 28 year-old-male, and a 30-year-old female patient presented to eye OPD with chief complaints of foreign body sensation, redness, watering and crawling movements in the affected eye. First two patients gave the history of developing complaint, while working in a farm and third patient developed these symptoms, while cutting trees near a farming area. There was no history of trauma.
Vision in the affected eye was 6/12, 6/18 and 6/9 recorded on Snellen’s chart, respectively. Fellow eye vision was 6/6, 6/12 and 6/9, respectively. On slit-lamp examination- mild lid oedema along with conjunctival congestion and discharge was present in all 3 patients. By pulling down the lower lid and everting the upper lid, white colour larvae were noticed crawling on the conjunctiva, approximately 25-30, 8-10 and 10-15, respectively. They disappeared on slit-lamp illumination. Rest anterior and posterior segment were normal. Fellow eye was normal.