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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
THEME ISSUE
International Polar Year

Dispatch

Human Ophthalmomyiasis Interna Caused by Hypoderma tarandi, Northern Canada

Philippe R.S. Lagacé-Wiens*Comments to Author , Ravi Dookeran*, Stuart Skinner*, Richard Leicht*, Douglas D. Colwell†, and Terry D. Galloway*
Author affiliations: *University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; †Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada;

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Table

Demographics and clinical presentation of 32 patients with ophthalmomyiasis interna*

CharacteristicNo. (%)
Symptom
Red eye21 (60)
Vision loss24 (68)
Floaters24 (68)
Eye pain6 (17)
Scotomas3 (9)
Sex
Male27 (77)
Female7 (20)
Loss of vision
Severe or total†12 (34)
Moderate2 (6)
Mild or none19 (54)

*Patients identified during literature search and described in the Appendix Table. Mean patient age was 25.2 y; median, 16 y.
†Includes blindness caused by enucleation.

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