|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 662
Viney Gupta1, Preeti Sankaran1, Mohanraj1, Jyotish Chandra Samantaray2, Vimla Menon1
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||30-May-2014|
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Gupta V, Sankaran P, Mohanraj, Samantaray JC, Menon V. Author's reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:662
We thank the authors for highlighting the technique of chemo paralysis of anterior chamber worms using lignocaine. 
As described by Mehta et al.,  chemo paralysis seems to be an interesting alternative to successfully remove the motile worm from the anterior chamber. The focus of our manuscript however, was the bilateral presentation of dirofilariasis, and the need for careful examination of both eyes if a worm is detected in one eye.
We agree that there is a difficulty in removing a live worm and paralyzing it before removal would make the surgical process easier.
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Gupta V, Sankaran P, Mohanraj, Samantaray JC, Menon V. Bilateral intraocular dirofilariasis. Indian J Opthalmol 2013. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/preprintarticle.asp?id=116252.
Mehta DK, Arora R, Chauhan D, Shroff D, Narula R. Chemo-paralysis for the removal of a live intraocular worm in ocular angiostrongyliasis. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2006;34:493-5.