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July 1975

Conjunctivitis due to Thelazia californiensis

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From Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(7):522-523. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020538011

A patient with chronic conjunctivitis was found to have a parasitic nematode infection of the conjunctiva. The parasite was found within the cul-de-sac of the conjunctiva, entirely motile. The treatment of the conjunctivitis was simple removal of the organism, and periodic follow up.

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