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November 17, 1923

OPHTHALMIA MYIASIS EXTERNA, DUE TO LARVAE OF OESTRUS OVIS

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EL PASO, TEXAS

JAMA. 1923;81(20):1684-1685. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200034013
Abstract

During the day's work of ophthalmology, one becomes so accustomed to common diseases of the eye that diagnosis of any of the usual cases is a simple procedure and it is only the rare cases that are difficult. Therefore, anything adding to our knowledge of rare cases should be of value, especially when it widens the geographic field in which they are found.

I would hesitate to report a single case did it not seem to have an exclusive place in American literature, evidenced by the fact that I have found none like it so far recorded.

REPORT OF CASE  F. D., a girl, aged 16, reported to her local physician, L. H. Dunham of Las Cruces, N. M., in July, 1921, that for two days she had had a burning itching of the right eye and lid, with something passing in front of her sight, and that several small

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