An 81-year-old female patient presented with a foreign body sensation in the left eye for 1 month. On assessment, a long, threadlike, white worm crawling on the conjunctival surface was identified (Figure, A and Video). In addition, the patient also had a pterygium and cataract. One half hour after the slitlamp examination, the worm was removed and was identified as an adult Thelazia callipaeda worm by the parasite department of the Medical College of Qingdao University. The patient recalled that a fly had contact with her left eye 1 month ago. She was given an initial dose of albendazole tablets, 200 mg, and then twice a day for 7 days.
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Corresponding Author: Lei Gao, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Weifang Eye Institute, Weifang Eye Hospital, Zhengda Guangming Eye Group, Xingfujie 139, Weifang 261000, China (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Correction: This article was corrected on April 13, 2023, to remove “intraocular” in the Video title.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank the patient’s daughter for granting permission to publish this information.
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