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Worm in anterior chamber of the eye
  1. Nazia Khan Jr1,
  2. Ankur Yadav Sr2,
  3. Siddharth Agrawal2,
  4. Prashant Gupta1
  1. 1Department of Microbiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prashant Gupta, prashantgupta46{at}


We report a case of a 42-year-old female patient who presented to the ophthalmology outpatient department with painful red eye for 1 month. Slit-lamp microscopy showed a live worm in the anterior chamber of left eye. The worm was surgically removed under topical anaesthesia. It was sent to the microbiology department for further identification and was found to be adult female Loaloa.

  • anterior chamber
  • infectious diseases
  • eye
  • Infections

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  • Contributors Patient was clinically evaluated by SA and AY, and microbiological diagnosis was made by PG and NK. All authors have contributed in writing the manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.