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Medical Term:

Thelazia callipaeda


Definition: a species reported in humans in Southeast Asia and California; the worm, embedded in a subconjunctival tumor or swimming in the aqueous humor after penetrating the corneoscleral limbus, causes pain, photophobia, and tearing.

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