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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 662

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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 Publication30-May-2014

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Viney Gupta
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
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How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Sankaran P, Mohanraj, Samantaray JC, Menon V. Author's reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:662

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Gupta V, Sankaran P, Mohanraj, Samantaray JC, Menon V. Author's reply. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 22];62:662. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2014/62/5/662/133528

We thank the authors for highlighting the technique of chemo paralysis of anterior chamber worms using lignocaine. [1]

As described by Mehta et al., [2] 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.   Back to cited text no. 1
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.  Back to cited text no. 2


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