Filaria in the Vitreous of the Eye of Man in Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Departments of Parasitology and Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An active worm was seen in the right eye of a 62-year-old man in Malaysia. The worm was behind the lens and attached at one end to some vitreous fibers. It was tentatively identified as an immature Dirofilaria immitis. There appear to be only five previous authentic reports of filariae in the vitreous.

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