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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 315-316

Conjunctival Myiais caused by Oestrus ovis in a medical college student which responded to Ivermectin


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
M Ashok Kumar
Professor, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillayarkupam, Puducherry-607 402
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.121027

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Ophthalmomyiasis can present as external, internal or orbital infestation. Oestrus ovis is the commonest cause of conjunctival myiasis. Myiasis is a disease usually caused due to poor hygiene and responds to removal of the larvae. We are reporting a case of conjunctival myiasis caused by Oestrus larvae in a medical college student with persistent symptoms after removal of the larvae. The symptoms resolved with ivermectin.


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