The American literature does not contain many references to conjunctival infestation with larvae of the sheep gadfly. There are a fairly large number of reported cases in foreign publications. Serious consequences are apparently infrequent, and this is likely one reason no more cases are reported. A number of articles dealing with intraocular myiasis can be found. DeBoe1 in 1933 reported seeing a larva coming through the lamina cribrosa. Other authors who have reported cases of intraocular myiasis are O'Brien and Allen,2 McBride3 and Wright.4 Sniderman5 in 1939 reported a case of conjunctival myiasis and in reviewing the American literature could find only 5 previously reported cases. These were by Stark,6 Lyon,7 Schenck,8 Bedsole and Neal9 and Mustard.10
REPORT OF CASE
While working at his job with the Virginia Public Service Company, the patient was struck in the right eye by a
HEDGES HS, HUMPHRIES MK. CONJUNCTIVAL MYIASIS DUE TO OESTRUS OVIS: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;28(2):251–253. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880080069007
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