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Ocular leech infestation in a child.
Am J Ophthalmol 1997; 124(1):110-2AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To describe a patient with manifestations of ocular leech infestation.

METHOD

Case report.

RESULTS

The ocular foreign body was identified as a leech, Limnatis nilotica, by parasitologic examination. The leech was extracted, and the patient began using topical antibiotic and cycloplegic agents. By the third day after extraction, the patient had no obvious symptoms or signs, except for a limited subconjunctival hemorrhage, and no epithelial defect on the cornea was observed.

CONCLUSIONS

Ocular leech infestation should be considered in patients with a history of swimming in streams and lakes. Attention should also be given to ocular leech infestation in the differential diagnosis of ocular trauma with iris prolapse.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eye Clinic of Social Security Company, Ankara Hospital, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9222244

Citation

Alcelik, T, et al. "Ocular Leech Infestation in a Child." American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 124, no. 1, 1997, pp. 110-2.
Alcelik T, Cekic O, Totan Y. Ocular leech infestation in a child. Am J Ophthalmol. 1997;124(1):110-2.
Alcelik, T., Cekic, O., & Totan, Y. (1997). Ocular leech infestation in a child. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 124(1), pp. 110-2.
Alcelik T, Cekic O, Totan Y. Ocular Leech Infestation in a Child. Am J Ophthalmol. 1997;124(1):110-2. PubMed PMID: 9222244.
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