Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130--132

Vidi, vini, vinci: External ophthalmomyiasis infection that occurred, and was diagnosed and treated in a single day: A rare case report


Kamlesh Thakur1, Gagandeep Singh2, Smriti Chauhan2, Anuradha Sood1 
1 Department of Microbiology, DRRPGMC, Tanda, India
2 I.G.M.C., Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Gagandeep Singh
Cedar Villa, Nav Bahar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh-171 002
India

Ophthalmomyiasis is an infestation of eye with larvae or maggots of certain flies. Oestrus ovis (sheep nasal botfly) belonging to family Oestridae is the most common cause of human myiasis. We describe here an acute presentation of a case of external ophthalmomyiasis, i.e., infestation of conjunctiva due to first instar larvae of Oestrus ovis. In this case report the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment all took place in the setting of a single day. Prompt treatment by removal of larvae mechanically followed by instillation of antibiotic and steroid eye drops helped to prevent serious complications. The taxonomic identification of fly is also important as some fly species are capable of penetrating deeper tissues of eyes, which is sight threatening.


How to cite this article:
Thakur K, Singh G, Chauhan S, Sood A. Vidi, vini, vinci: External ophthalmomyiasis infection that occurred, and was diagnosed and treated in a single day: A rare case report.Oman J Ophthalmol 2009;2:130-132


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Thakur K, Singh G, Chauhan S, Sood A. Vidi, vini, vinci: External ophthalmomyiasis infection that occurred, and was diagnosed and treated in a single day: A rare case report. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];2:130-132
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