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A 5-YEAR-OLD boy with inferior orbital swelling and an erythematous mass arising from the inferior cul-de-sac of his right eye (Figure 1 and Figure 2) was seen by an Air Force Mobile Ophthalmic Surgical Team working in a rural area of the Republic of Honduras. The respiratory pore of a late-stage larva of the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) was located in the anterior orbit. The larva was gently removed under general anesthesia through a small incision in the conjunctiva (Figure 3, Figure 4, and Figure 5).
Goodman RL, Montalvo MA, Reed JB, Scribbick FW, McHugh CP, Beatty RL, Aviles R. Anterior Orbital Myiasis Caused by Human Botfly (Dermatobia hominis). Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(7):1002-1003. doi:10-1001/pubs.Ophthalmol.-ISSN-0003-9950-118-7-epe90105