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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-178

Incidence of ocular myiasis due to infection with the larva of oestrus ovis (Oestridae Diptera)

1 Sangereswari Eye Hospital, Gobichettipalayam 683, India
2 Lecturer in Zoology, Sri Vasavi College, Erode-638 316, India

Correspondence Address:
S Narayanan
Sangereswari Eye Hospital, Dhamu Complex. Modachur Road, Gobichettipalayam-638 452, Tamil Nadu
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PMID: 1810881

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The present paper is the result of the study of frequent occurrences of ocular myiasis due to the infection by the insect larva in 14 patients. The collected larvae were identified as first stage larva of oestrus ovis. The results of the examinations of the infected eyes show swollen conjunctiva, redness and watering of the eyes. These symptoms may be mistaken for mucopurulent conjunctivitis. The above results are discussed with earlier literature.

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