Human ocular invasion by non-human filarial parasites have been reported for more than 200 years1,2. However, only just over a handful have actually been removed, described and identified in detail.3-6. Furthermore, the Dipetalonema species that have been described in three cases were thought to be from the body cavity of the natural hosts, the porcupine and the beaver4,5,7,8.
This case report describes a case of Dipetalonema reconditum (usually associated with canine filariasis) in the human eye. It is noteworthy that this worm has morphological similarities to the canine heartworm Dirofilaria imitis, which in the past has been described in the human eye5,9 but not satisfactorily identified10.
Here's what I've noticed and I'm scared about it. (Sharing your stories has helped eased some of my fears. Thanks)
About 6 wks months ago, I noticed something in my left eye. At first, I thought it was a floater, but quickly realized that it is a large nematode; next week I discovered that I have one inside the right eye too. They're laying eggs too which is freaking me out. I know if I don't get these out I could go blind. I've been asking everyone and found an opthalmologist who is wholistic -- I'll be going to him shortly.
Below is a story about a woman who lost her eye sight because she took anthelmintics and the worm died, causing an infection. Surgery was performed to remove the worm. I've actually backed off some of my herbs til I figure out what to do. I know, I'll have to take some action within the month, pretty soon. Really scared.
Here another interesting story:
...His task is to remove a parasitic worm that had burrowed into her right
eye. It died there about four or five months earlier, and the rotting
organism has caused a severe inflammation in the eyeball that has
almost wiped out her sight. She has been reduced to seeing only light
and some motion, but can't make out details.