Ocular Toxocariasis Combined with Hypermature Cataract Formation and Retinal Detachment

Cheol Won Jang, Jeong Hee Kim, Duck Jin Hwang
2016 Journal of Retina  
Purpose: To describe a case of ocular toxocariasis combined with hypermature cataract formation and retinal detachment. Case summary: A 47-year-old man with decreased visual acuity in his left eye was diagnosed with white cataract and retinal detachment. His initial best corrected distance visual acuity (BCVA) was light perception in the left eye, and he underwent vitrectomy for the retinal detachment. After 4 days, the fundus examination revealed a flat posterior pole, but the serology test
more » ... he serology test showed positive results for the IgG antibody of toxocariasis. For toxocariasis treatment, albendazole was prescribed for 2 weeks; after 1-year of follow up, the BCVA had improved to counting fingers at 20 cm. Conclusions: We report a case of ocular toxocariasis combined with hypermature cataract formation and retinal detachment. Ocular toxocariasis is a possible cause of retinal detachment combined with hypermature cataract.
doi:10.21561/jor.2016.1.2.94 fatcat:5dimtn2qkngzjbm7zwgayaumh4