A 60-year-old patient went to the New Medical Center in Kundapur, Karnataka, India, complaining about constant pain and itching in his eye.
On examination they spotted the parasite in the lateral part of his sclera.
The worm – a parasitic ringworm known as a Wuchereria Bancrofti – had the potential to harm the man’s eyesight if it was not removed immediately.
Wuchereria Bancrofti, a human parasite, is a major cause of lymphatic filariasis. These filarial worms are spread by a variety of mosquito vector species.