Volume 11, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A living nymph of , a pentastomid, was removed from the anterior chamber of the eye of an 8-year-old colored girl from central Mississippi. The patient received injury to the eye resulting in dislocation of the lens and secondary glaucoma for which a cyclodialysis was performed. After about 3 weeks the glaucoma recurred and at this time the parasite was first seen in motion within a fine translucent capsule in the pupillary area. The parasite was removed in its capsule and the patient recovered uneventfully. The source of infection could not be established. Photographs were made of the living nymph which measured about 4.6 mm. by 1.5 mm. These confirm various anatomical structures previously described by others. The case is presented because of its rarity and general interest.


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