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September 1980

Ophthalmomyiasis Interna

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(9):1588-1589. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040440008

• A 15-year-old boy was seen initially with decreased vision in his left eye. Ophthalmoscopic examination showed numerous pigmented subretinal tracts with traction lines radiating to the fovea. Peripheral examination disclosed a maggot in the superior nasal quadrant of the vitreous. There was a hemorrhage emerging from the exit wound in the retina. Removal of the maggot was not indicated because there was no inflammation.

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