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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Ocular filariasis: “Dancing sensation in the anterior chamber”


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

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Tina Agrawal
Department of Vitreo Retina, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot - 210 204, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_69_18

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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.


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