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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 158-160

Angiostrongylus cantonensis in anterior chamber

Department of Ophthalmology, Gajara Raja Mdical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ankita Aishwarya
Room No. 34, Senior Girls Hostel, Gwalior - 474 001, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_843_18

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Live worm in anterior chamber is a rare finding. We hereby report a case of ocular Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the third case report from India. A 70-year-old female presented with the complaints of watering and foreign body sensations in right eye since 2 months. On examination, a translucent worm of approximately 15 mm length was found freely moving in anterior chamber. Patient underwent surgical removal of live worm, which was identified as A. cantonensis. Educating people regarding importance of hygiene is important for prevention of worm infestation.

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