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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Ocular myasis and associated mucopurulent conjuctivitis acquired occupationally: A case study


1 Department of Environmental Science, JJ College of Arts and Science, (Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli), Pudukkottai - 622 404, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, JJ College of Arts and Science, (Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli), Pudukkottai - 622 404, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
K Jayaprakash
Department of Environmental Science, JJ College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai - 622 404
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.40811

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Ocular myasis and associated mucopurulent conjunctivitis in human eyes is a rare phenomenon. However, if the sheep bot fly abounds and poor hygienic environment prevails, the Oestrous ovis deposits its larvae in the conjunctival eye sac of human. The present paper reports a case study of ocular myasis among sheep farm workers caused by Oestrous ovis . The ocular myasis and the associated mucopurulent conjunctivitis are occupationally acquired in these cases. This study also suggests the treatment of patients and the recovery of the larvae.






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