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November 1970

Bilateral Orbital Myiasis: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(5):692-693. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040694025

A 49-year-old woman presented with bilateral orbital invasion by larvae of Calliphora vomitoria. The left globe was destroyed by maggots. The patient died shortly after admission. This is the first case of destructive ocular myiasis to be reported from North America.

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