A case of infestation by Thelazia callipaeda in the conjunctival sac Yoko Narazaki 1 , Yosuke Takada 1,2 , Masahiro Yamamoto 1,2 , Masaharu Nagasaki 3 , Yoshinori Takao 4 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Faculty of Med, Kyushu Univ 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Aso Iizuka Hosp 3Central Clinical Labo, Aso Iizuka Hosp 4Dept of Parasitol, Faculty of Med, Kurume Univ pp.1889-1892
Published Date 1997/12/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905673
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A 19-year-old female had noted painful foreign body sensation in the left eye 8 months before. No improvement had set in during treatment for allergic conjunctivitis. A white worm was discharged after rubbing her left eye. She was referred to us the next day. Her right eye was uneventful. The left eye showed hyperemia and follicle formation in the palpebral conjunctiva. Another worm was discharged from the affected eye the same evening. Signs of conjunctival irritation disappeared spontaneously thereafter. The second worm was identified as a male imago of Thelazia callipaeda.

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