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Head down position allows gravity to bring microfilariae in eye into anterior position, where they can be seen at slit lamp. Patient is native being examined is in Esmeraldas province near Pacific coast of Ecuador.

Cultural note: Native American tribe in Esmeraldas have custom that blind people donít eat, so cataract surgery there is often life-saving.