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Case Report
External Ophthalmomyiasis Seen in a Patient From İstanbul, Turkey
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Medeniyet University Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, İstanbul Medeniyet University, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Edremit State Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey  
4 Department of Ophthalmology, Medistyle Hospital, Baku, Azerbaijan  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 205-207
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3512
Key Words: Ophthalmomyiasis externa, Oestrus ovis, urban area

Ophthalmomyiasis externa, results from infestation of the conjunctiva by the larval form of Oestrus ovis. It is usually seen in rural areas. We report a case with ophthalmomyiasis externa in a young man living in an urban area (Istanbul, Turkey) who had no known history of traveling to the rural area. Even in patients living in urban areas ophthalmomyiasis externa should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of red eye. 

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