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Live microfilaria in the anterior chamber in case of Onchocerciasis.

Live microfilaria in the anterior chamber in case of Onchocerciasis.
Microfilariae in the anterior chamber are seen as small mobile worms swimming in the convection currents of aqueous humor.Onchocerca volvulus causes skin and eye lesions in humans (onchocerciasis). female worms can release large numbers of pre-larval organisms (microfilariae) that migrate to cornea,anterior chamber and retinal tissues. Onchocercal punctate keratitis (PK) and microfilaria in the anterior chamber (MFAC) of the eye are transient or “reversible” lesions in the anterior segment of the eye that should become less frequent in the onchocerciasis endemic areas over time if adequate population coverage with ivermectin is achieved.
Faustin, Ngounou, M.D., ACHA, Bafoussam, Cameroon; Rajesh, Patel, M.D., ACHA, Bafoussam, Cameroon
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