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Australas Med J. 2013 Oct 31;6(10):504-6. doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1848. eCollection 2013.

Orbital myiasis caused by green bottle fly.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

An 80-year-old farmer, presented with large, maggot infested ulceration involving the medial part of the right upper lid. The left eye was phthisical. There was history of untreated traumatic laceration of the right upper lid. Mechanical removal of maggots was done under turpentine coverage with regular antibiotic dressing. Microbiological examination of maggots revealed the larvae to be of Lucilia sericata (green bottle fly). The ulceration completely healed in two weeks following manual removal of maggots and regular dressing. Orbital myiasis is an uncommon clinical condition, with isolated case reports in literature.

KEYWORDS:

Green bottle fly; Lucilia sericata; maggots; orbital myiasis

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PMC3821047
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