|Loa loa filariasis|
Worms normally live in the human digestive. it is already a fact known by the public. But what if in your eyes there are "worms"?
The world was shocked with a man from India who has a 13 cm long worm in his eye.
The worm named Loa loa filariasis. This worm infects the human eye. Dr. Thomas Ashley Mulamoottil, doctors in India had done surgery seven times this disease. In fact, he claimed to have discovered a worm as long as 20 cm in the eyes of patients.
Spread of Loa loa filariasis
"Loa loa worms originally found in Africa and Asia have now reached. Flies mangrove worm is believed to be the carrier. Flies spread worm eggs through a small wound on the human body." Death of worms in the body can be fatal because it can contaminate the blood. This disease is known as microfilariasis or Loa loa infestation (Loiasis) ", said Dr Mulamoottil reported Boldsky (24/4).
Treatment of this disease
Patients can make appointments or chemotherapy with surgery of eye worm. This worm yellowish. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine yet developed for Loa loa filariasis. However, if detected in time not too long, it can be cured.
If the worms are not expelled, he would go to the layers of the eye and cause vision loss.