Yıl 2018, Cilt 4, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 44 - 47 2018-01-04

Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods

Gamze Ucan Gunduz [1] , Hafize Gokben Ulutas [2] , Mehmet Emin Aslanci [3]

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Parasitic infestations of the external eye are uncommon and more often prevalent in tropical and developing countries. We present three cases with ocular infestation caused by three different arthropods admitted to the ophthalmology department of a tertiary health care centre during two months. The first case was infected with the larvae of Oestrus ovis, the second case with Phthiriasis palpebrarum, and the third case with a tick, Ixodes ricinus. All patients in this report were living in city center of Bursa, one of the most industrialized cities of Turkey. Ocular ectoparasitic infestations should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of conjunctivitis, blepharitis and eyelid mass, even if patients living in urban areas. Due to the rarity of ocular ectoparasitic infestations and overlapping symptoms with more commonly occuring ophthalmic conditions, a careful ophthalmic examination is required to avoid misdiagnosis and delay in treatment. 

Ocular ectoparasitic diseases, ophthalmomyiasis, phthiriasis palpebrarum, ocular tick infestation
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Orcid: 0000-0002-5458-1686
Yazar: Gamze Ucan Gunduz
Kurum: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Hafize Gokben Ulutas
Kurum: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Mehmet Emin Aslanci
Kurum: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @olgu sunumu { eurj321321, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-3189}, address = {Sağlık Araştırmaları ve Stratejileri Derneği}, year = {2018}, volume = {4}, pages = {44 - 47}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.321321}, title = {Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods}, key = {cite}, author = {Aslanci, Mehmet Emin and Ulutas, Hafize Gokben and Ucan Gunduz, Gamze} }
APA Ucan Gunduz, G , Ulutas, H , Aslanci, M . (2018). Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods. The European Research Journal, 4 (1), 44-47. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.321321
MLA Ucan Gunduz, G , Ulutas, H , Aslanci, M . "Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 44-47 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/32896/321321>
Chicago Ucan Gunduz, G , Ulutas, H , Aslanci, M . "Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 44-47
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ISNAD Ucan Gunduz, Gamze , Ulutas, Hafize Gokben , Aslanci, Mehmet Emin . "Ectoparasitic infestations of the eye: three cases with three different arthropods". The European Research Journal 4 / 1 (Ocak 2018): 44-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.18621/eurj.321321