Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 1990  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 184--186

Destructive ocular myiasis in a noncompromised host


Mahipal S Sachdev, Harsh Kumar, Roop, Arun K Jain, Roopa Arora, VK Dada 
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Opthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahipal S Sachdev
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Opthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029
India

A case of destructive ocular myiasis resulting in complete loss of the globe in two days time is documented. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of such a severe involvement in a healthy and non-compromised host. Mechanical removal and good local hygiene helped heal the wound. The larvae were isolated to be that of Chrysomyia bezziana (screwworm fly). This is possibly the first report of destructive ocular myiasis caused by Chrysomyia bezziana from the Indian subcontinent and the second in world literature. Infestation of human eyes with larvae of flies (myiasis) has been reported. Serious consequences of destructive myiasis are seen in emaciated and diseased patients. Only one report of total destruction of the globe by maggots of Chrysomyia bezziana exists in the literature. As in previous communications, the patient in this report had no predisposing factors both systemic and local. We here in document a case of orbital myiasis leading to rapid destruction of the globe within two days in a healthy and a non-compromised patient.


How to cite this article:
Sachdev MS, Kumar H, Roop, Jain AK, Arora R, Dada V K. Destructive ocular myiasis in a noncompromised host.Indian J Ophthalmol 1990;38:184-186


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Sachdev MS, Kumar H, Roop, Jain AK, Arora R, Dada V K. Destructive ocular myiasis in a noncompromised host. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1990 [cited 2024 Feb 29 ];38:184-186
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