The microfilarial load in the anterior segment of the eye. A parameter of intensity of onchocerciasis.

The presence of microfilariae of Onchocerca volvulus in the eye is associated with an increased risk of deterioration of existing eye lesions. An opthalmological and parasitological examination of 630 persons was carried out in a hyperendemic focus of onchocerciasis in northern Togo. The prevalence of microfilariae increased in the cornea as well as the… CONTINUE READING