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Doctors removed 70mm long worm from woman’s eye in Kerala

From fishy eyeballs to Rapunzel Syndrome, medical case reports have always provided with the unique insights of how the human body functions and how the doctors solve them

India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 13, 2017 15:48 IST ]
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There are various kinds of medical cases that doctors come across. But there are certain cases that are unimaginable and beyond the understanding of a common man. There are times when patients develop such rare or unusual diseases that doctors have to publish the report to let the common people know about it. Medical cases have always provided us with unique cases like how our body functions and how the doctors solve the problems we suffer. There is a latest case that has been solved by the doctors of Kerala where the removed an unusual object from a woman’s eye when she reported an irritation in her eyes.

A patient named Lalitha recently visited Ernakulam General Hospital when she started having irritation in her eyes. But she was unaware of the fact that there was a presence of worm in her eyes which caused her irritation and uneasiness. The doctors opted for a surgery and after a 10-minute-long surgery, the doctors removed a 70mm worm of Dirofilaria genus from her eye.

The patient was given a local anaesthesia before the surgery was conducted successfully to remove the unlikely visitor. The worm present in her eyes is known to cause Elephantiasis but she was lucky enough to get it removed before it affected her.

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