External ophthalmomyiasis caused by Oestrus ovis in Istanbul

Arslan F., Mete B., Ozturk R., Samasti M.

TROPICAL DOCTOR, vol.40, no.3, pp.186-187, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/td.2010.090464
  • Journal Name: TROPICAL DOCTOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-187
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Ophthalmomyiasis externa is mainly caused by the sheep botfly Oestrus ovis; therefore, it is usually seen in rural areas. We report here a case of ophthalmomyiasis externa in a young man from Istanbul. The patient had no known history of exposure to farm animals or rural areas.