Ophthalmomyiasis following infestation by larvae of Chrysomyia Bezzania

Padma B Prabhu, Kuzhupally Vallon Raju



We attempt to describe the unique features of myiasis affecting the eye, a rare disease caused by infestation of tissues by the larvae (maggots) of diptera (two-winged) flies. The condition though well recognised in animals is less frequently reported in humans. Our cases point to the importance of having high index of suspicion and early detection of Ophthalmomyiasis, as it is amenable to simple and effective treatment.

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