Thelazia

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Thelazia

(thē-lā'zē-ă),
The eye worms, a genus of spiruroid nematodes that inhabit the lacrimal ducts and surface of the eyes of various domestic and wild animals, but rarely humans; a number of species have been reported from wild birds. Cyclic development occurs in muscoid flies; infective larvae emerge from the fly mouthparts while the fly is feeding on or near the eyes of the host.
[G. thēlazō, to suck]

Thelazia

(thē-lā′zē-ă) [Gr. thelazo, to suck]
A genus of nematodes that inhabit the conjunctival sac and lacrimal ducts of various species of vertebrates. Occasionally species of Thelazia are found in humans.