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November 1970

Bilateral Orbital MyiasisReport of a Case

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.