BACKGROUND: Ocular toxoplasmosis is a potentially blinding cause of posterior uveitis. Retinal detachment is rare complication of ocular toxoplasmosis.
AIM: To report the clinical course and prognosis of retinal breaks and detachments occurring in patients with ocular toxoplasmosis.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective, non-comparative case series of five patients with ocular toxoplasmosis who had consulted us with retinal detachment.
RESULTS: All of the participants had retinal detachment after severe and treatment resistant toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis, leaving one of them with decreased visual acuity to light perception in spite of treatment and final visual acuity was 20/100 or better in four patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The functional prognosis for the patients with retinal detachment was poor. Careful retinal examination in ocular toxoplasmosis is warranted, especially in patients with severe intraocular inflammation.Free PDF Download
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F. Kianersi, A. Naderi Beni, H. Ghanbari, F. Fazel
Ocular toxoplasmosis and retinal detachment: five case reports
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 16 - N. 4 Suppl