International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Ocular Loiasis in a Nigerian Female Adult

Omolase CO1*, Adedosu AN2, Omolase BO3, Sotiloye OA1, Omolade EO1 and Akinwalere AK1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria
2Department of Microbiology, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria
3Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria
Corresponding author: Omolase Charles Oluwole
Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, P.M.B 1053, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234-08033788860;
Received: July 22, 2013 Accepted: September 27, 2013 Published: October 04, 2013
Citation: Omolase CO, Adedosu AN, Omolase BO, Sotiloye OA, Omolade EO, et al. (2013) Ocular Loiasis in a Nigerian Female Adult. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000124


A 36-year-old female Nigerian civil servant (nursing officer) with a history of itching and discomfort in the right eye was presented to our clinic in May 2013. The worm, located in sub-conjunctiva space was surgically removed with the aid of slit lamp bio-microscope and identified as the adult worm of Loa loa. The patient was placed on conservative management after the removal of the worm and the chemosis at the point of exit of the worm resolved completely. The vision of the patient was however unaffected.

Keywords: Chemosis; Nursing officer; Loa loa; Sub-conjunctiva

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