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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-78

Intravitreal live adult Brugian filariasis


1 JPM Rotary Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Sec-6, CDA, Bidanasi, Cuttack, Orissa-753 014, India
2 Department of Pathology and Microbiology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa-753 007, India

Correspondence Address:
Nageswar G Rao
Vitreo-Retinal Services, JPM Rotary Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Sec-6, CDA, Bidanasi, Cuttack, Orissa-753 014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.37610

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Human ocular infestation by live filarial worm is a rare occurrence and has been reported mostly form South-East Asia. It involves the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior chamber and uvea. No case of intravitreal Brugian microfilaria / adult worm has been found by Medline search. Here we report a case of live intravitreal adult Brugian filaria, where the parasite was successfully removed by pars plana vitrectomy. Identification of the worm was done by light microscopy and confirmed by immuno chromatographic test.


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