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March 2004

Management of Subconjunctival Dirofilaria repens

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(3):416. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.3.416

We report the case of subconjunctival localization of Dirofilaria repens (Figure 1)in a 40-year-old African man, born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, who had livedthere until he moved to Poitiers, France, 2 years before he was examined byus. He had been symptomatic for less than a week. Surgical extraction (Figure 2) allowed the identification of anadult Dirofilaria repens.