PMID: 3833297Nov 1, 1985Paper

Human external ophthalmomyiasis caused by the horse bot fly larva (Gasterophilus spp.)

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
M MedownickJ M Weiner


We report the case of a 20-year-old woman who presented with a subconjunctival maggot. The maggot was removed and identified as the larval form of the horse bot fly (Gasterophilus spp.). The patient had been grooming infected horses in a stable prior to presentation. To our knowledge, this is the first well documented case in the ophthalmic literature of external ophthalmomyiasis caused by Gasterophilus spp.


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