External Ophthalmomyiasis by Oestrus Ovis: Two Case Reports from Nepal
Introduction: Ophthalmomyiasis is an infestation of eye with larvae of dipteran flies most commonly
by Oestrus ovis (Sheep nasal botfly). External ophthalmomyiasis in humans is a rare condition seen in
people residing in rural areas and also living close to livestock. Case Report: We report two cases of
external ophthalmomyiasis in 22 years old male and 38 years old female both having history of sudden
onset of foreign body sensation and redness in left and right eyes respectively. Conclusion: This external
ophthalmomyiasis presenting nonspecific symptoms similar to acute conjunctivitis is the first case reported
in Nepal to the best of our knowledge. This report may aware all ophthalmologists about larval conjunctivitis
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