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Klin Oczna. 2001;103(4-6):225-7.

[Pars plana vitrectomy in treatment of ocular toxocariasis complications--case report].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki AM we Wrocławiu.


Ocular toxocariasis in adults may cause serious diagnostic and therapeutic problems. We describe a case of a 54-year-old farmer who developed peripheral granuloma with dense connective tissue strands joined to the disc. The diagnosis was confirmed by high ELISA titers in the serum and vitreous body. We performed pars plana vitrectomy with epiretinal membrane removal and laser photocoagulation of the inferior retina, obtaining improvement of visual acuity. After a few weeks the patient returned with central retinal detachment and macular hole. After the second vitrectomy with use of silicon oil we obtained reattachment of the retina but without functional improvement.

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