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Oestrus ovis ophthalmomyiasis acquired in the UK: case report and scanning electron microscopic study.
  1. J. D. Stevens,
  2. A. C. McCartney and
  3. R. Howes
  1. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.


    A case of external ophthalmomyiasis acquired in the UK is reported. Oestrus ovis infestation of the external conjunctiva is described and a scanning electron microscopic study made of the first stage larvae. To our knowledge this represents only the third case reported of UK acquisition of ophthalmomyiasis.

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