An Adult Worm in the Eye


Affiliations

  • GMC, Department of Microbiology, Nagpur, India

Abstract

We report a case of ocular loiasis in a 9 yrs old girl. Very few case reports of ocular loiasis have published from India to date. Loa loa is a subcutaneous filarial parasite of man and known to be transmitted to humans by Chrysops flies. Patient presented with visual disturbances due to worm in her eye. A live adult worm was extracted and identity was confirmed by gross and microscopic examination to be Loa loa. Patient was treated with albendazole, gentamicin and steroids.

Keywords

Ocular Loiasis, Anterior Chamber, Loa Loa, Calabar, Iridocyclitis.

Subject Discipline

Ophthalmology

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