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Trop Parasitol. 2019 Jan-Jun;9(1):57-58. doi: 10.4103/tp.TP_69_18. Epub 2019 May 22.

Ocular filariasis: "Dancing sensation in the anterior chamber".

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Department of Vitreo-retina and Uvea, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India.


We report a case of ocular filariasis in a 28-year-old male who presented with a 2-month history of irritated acute red eye. Examination revealed a living and active large worm dancing in the anterior chamber of the left eye causing acute iridocyclitis, leading to drop in vision to 6/36. The worm whose size was approximately 33 mm in length was extracted under local anesthesia in toto using viscoelastics without damaging the ocular structures. Microscopic examination confirmed adult Wuchereria bancrofti.


Ocular filariasis; Wuchereria bancrofti; worm in the anterior chamber

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