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Abstract - Ophthalmomyiasis caused by Oestrus ovis: case report from Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh
Neha Gautam, Mandeep Tomar, Chaman Thakur, Anil Kanga

Ophthalmomyiasis Caused by Oestrus ovis

 

Neha Gautam1, Mandeep Tomar2, Chaman Thakur1, Anil Kanga1

1Department of Microbiology, Dr YS Parmar Govt Medical College, Nahan, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

2Department of Ophthalmology, Dr YS Parmar Govt Medical College, Nahan, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

 

ABSTRACT

Ophthalmomyiasis externa refers to the involvement of external surface of eyes by the larvae of dipterous flies. We here describe case of external ophthalmomyiasis wherein larvae (five in number) were removed by using forceps under local anaesthesia and identified as larvae of Oestrus ovis. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2019; 9(4):161-163.

Keywords: Ophthalmomyiasis, Oestrus ovis, larvae

Volume 09, Number 04 (2019)