Ocular Angiostrongyliasis in Semarang, Central Java

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  • Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kariadi Hospital, Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Department of Parasitology and General Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia
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A worm removed intact from the anterior chamber of the left eye of a 23-year-old woman from Central Java was identified as a male Angiostrongylus cantonensis, 11.1 mm in length and 0.24 mm in maximum width. A useful degree of eye function was preserved. Five similar cases have been reported—three from Thailand, two from South Vietnam.