Kerala doctors remove 70mm-long worm from woman’s eye

13 Jun 2017
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The doctors at the Ernakulam General Hospital removed the worm in 10 minute long surgery. (Photo: Pixabay-representational purpose only) The doctors at the Ernakulam General Hospital removed the worm in 10 minute long surgery. (Photo: Pixabay-representational purpose only)

The worm from the Dirofilaria genus is known to cause Elephantiasis

There are all kinds of medical cases being reported everyday and while some of them are believable, there are many that are beyond the understanding of common man. Doctors in Kerala recently removed an unusual object from a woman’s eye when she reported irritation by doing a complex surgery.

According to a media report, Lalitha visited the Ernakulam General Hospital complaining of irritation but little did she know that the uneasiness was caused because of a worm in her eye. The doctors removed a 70mm worm of the Dirofilaria genus in a 10 minute-long surgery from the woman’s eye.

The 56-year-old woman was given a local anaesthesia before the surgery was conducted successfully to remove the unlikely visitor. The worm is known to cause Elephantiasis but the was lucky to have got it removed before it affected her.

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