A case of ophthalmomyiasis interna in the Pacific Northwest

Homer H. Chiang, Rasanamar K. Sandhu, Justin Baynham, David J. Wilson, Andreas K. Lauer

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Abstract

Purpose We report a case of ophthalmomyiasis interna successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy. Observations An 84-year-old woman with recent close contact with lambs presented with a new floater. Examination revealed subretinal tracks pathognomonic for ophthalmomyiasis and a larva suspended in the vitreous. The larva was successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy by aspiration through the vitreous cutter. Conclusions and importance Aspiration with pars plana vitrectomy can be considered a primary therapeutic modality for botfly larvae suspended in the vitreous. In our case, in toto removal of the larvae reduced the risk of inflammatory reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Oestrus ovis
  • Ophthalmomyiasis interna
  • Sheep botfly
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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