Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmomyiasis: A Case Report

Mukta Sharma, Arti Sareen, S.S. Negi
Department of Ophthalmology, Himachal Pradesh University, DDU Zonal Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Arti Sareen 
Department of Ophthalmology
Himachal Pradesh University, DDU Zonal Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Email id: rtsareen@hotmail.com


Received: 15-JUL-2019 Accepted: 08-DEC-2019 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.546

Abstract
Ophthalmomyiasis is a relatively rare condition characterized by infestation of ocular and orbital tissues with fly larvae. It manifests as Ophthalmomyiasis externa and Ophthalmomyiasis interna. We describe a case of Ophthalmomyiasis externa in a 40 years old female who presented with ocular foreign body sensation, redness and lacrimation. On examination, around 20 larvae were seen on everting the upper lid. Microscopic examination revealed them as Oestrus ovis, the sheep nasal botfly. Human Ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by oestrus ovis is rare in India.

Keywords :ophthalmomyiasis, larvae, oestrus