Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2000;41(6):1437-1440.
Published online June 1, 2000.
A Case of Thelazia Callipaeda Conjunctival Infestation.
Tschang Seog Oh, Young Ahn
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Kyongju Hospital, Kyongju, Korea.
6 개월된 유아에서 동양안충의 결막 감염 1 예
오창석(Tschang Seog Oh),안영(Young Ahn)
Thelaziasis in human is an oppotunistic infection.The worms usually lie in the conjunctival sac or in the lacrimal apparatus, causing foreign body sensation, tearing, conjunctival irritation and subconjunctival hemorrhage. Corneal abrasion and corneal opacity may develop.In most cases, patients find the worms themselves and visit the hospital. The authors experienced and confirmed a case of human subconjunctival infestation of 3 worms of Thelazia callipaeda in 6 months old infant in Kyungpook province.We report this case with literature review.
Key Words: Subconjunctival parasite;Thelazia callipaeda

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