parasitic eye infections

Summary

Summary: Mild to severe infections of the eye and its adjacent structures (adnexa) by adult or larval protozoan or metazoan parasites.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Cysticercosis of superior oblique muscle: surgical excision and reconstruction of superior oblique tendon
    Mandeep S Bajaj
    Oculoplastic and Paediatric Ophthalmology Services Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    Can J Ophthalmol 37:423-6. 2002
  2. ncbi Ultrasound biomicroscopy findings in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis
    W Cella
    Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
    Eur J Ophthalmol 14:132-6. 2004
  3. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Neelam Pushker
    Trop Doct 34:256. 2004
  4. ncbi Atypical presentations of orbital cysticercosis
    Neelam Pushker
    Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 42:314-6. 2005
  5. ncbi How reliable are serological tests in diagnosis of cysticercosis?
    V Wadhwa
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:78-9. 2006
  6. ncbi Nematode biology and larval development of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in the drosophilid intermediate host in Europe and China
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, P O Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 131:847-55. 2005
  7. ncbi Human thelaziosis--a neglected parasitic disease of the eye
    Jilong Shen
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Anhui Medical University, Provincial Key Laboratory of Genomic Research, Anhui, China
    J Parasitol 92:872-5. 2006
  8. ncbi Phortica variegata as an intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda under natural conditions: evidence for pathogen transmission by a male arthropod vector
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 36:1167-73. 2006
  9. ncbi Current status and epidemiological observation of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in dogs, cats and foxes in Italy: a "coincidence" or a parasitic disease of the Old Continent?
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 116:315-25. 2003
  10. ncbi Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) of carnivores and humans: morphological study by light and scanning electron microscopy
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy
    Parassitologia 45:125-33. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Treatment for Canine Diabetic Cataracts
    Milton Wyman; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications158 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Cysticercosis of superior oblique muscle: surgical excision and reconstruction of superior oblique tendon
    Mandeep S Bajaj
    Oculoplastic and Paediatric Ophthalmology Services Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    Can J Ophthalmol 37:423-6. 2002
  2. ncbi Ultrasound biomicroscopy findings in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis
    W Cella
    Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
    Eur J Ophthalmol 14:132-6. 2004
    ..To describe the morphologic alterations in ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) present in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis...
  3. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Neelam Pushker
    Trop Doct 34:256. 2004
  4. ncbi Atypical presentations of orbital cysticercosis
    Neelam Pushker
    Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 42:314-6. 2005
    ..All three patients had a cyst with a scolex on imaging studies. After 6 weeks of treatment, all three had almost complete resolution of their features...
  5. ncbi How reliable are serological tests in diagnosis of cysticercosis?
    V Wadhwa
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:78-9. 2006
  6. ncbi Nematode biology and larval development of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in the drosophilid intermediate host in Europe and China
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, P O Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 131:847-55. 2005
    ..callipaeda and discussed. Finally, the relationship between T. callipaeda and its fly vector is considered in light of disease prophylaxis and to model its dissemination into habitats and environments favourable to Phortica flies...
  7. ncbi Human thelaziosis--a neglected parasitic disease of the eye
    Jilong Shen
    Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Anhui Medical University, Provincial Key Laboratory of Genomic Research, Anhui, China
    J Parasitol 92:872-5. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi Phortica variegata as an intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda under natural conditions: evidence for pathogen transmission by a male arthropod vector
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 36:1167-73. 2006
    ..The synchrony between the fly population dynamics and the biology of the nematode in the definitive host provides an interesting model for exploring the co-evolution of Thelazia spp. with their hosts...
  9. ncbi Current status and epidemiological observation of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in dogs, cats and foxes in Italy: a "coincidence" or a parasitic disease of the Old Continent?
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 116:315-25. 2003
    ..callipaeda is also present in other European countries. Speculation as to the origins of this parasitic infestation in Europe and the biology of T. callipaeda and its vector/s is also discussed...
  10. ncbi Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) of carnivores and humans: morphological study by light and scanning electron microscopy
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy
    Parassitologia 45:125-33. 2003
    ..The morphological characteristics useful for the identification of T. callipaeda are discussed...
  11. ncbi Intravitreal live Gnathostoma spinigerum
    Samar K Basak
    Disha Eye Hospitals and Research Centre, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 52:57-8. 2004
    ..Most of the published reports are from South-East Asia. We report a case of intravitreal gnathostomiasis, where the worm was removed live and intact by pars plana vitrectomy...
  12. ncbi Recovery of a species of Brugia, probably B. ceylonensis, from the conjunctiva of a patient in Sri Lanka
    A S Dissanaike
    Eye Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:83-6. 2000
    ..malayi is believed to have been eradicated from Sri Lanka several years ago. The presence of a distinct head bulb excludes the possibility that the parasite was B. buckleyi...
  13. ncbi Ocular and orbital cysticercosis
    N Pushker
    The Oculoplastic Service, Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand 79:408-13. 2001
    ..Associated brain parenchyma involvement is quite rare. The clinical presentation, treatment and outcome mainly depends on the location of the cyst...
  14. ncbi Ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by Dermatobia hominis: a successful treatment with oral ivermectin
    T H Wakamatsu
    Eye (Lond) 20:1088-90. 2006
  15. ncbi Biology of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) eyeworms in naturally infected definitive hosts
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 129:627-33. 2004
    ..This basic knowledge of the development of T. callipaeda will hopefully help future epidemiological studies to identify the intermediate hosts and define the likely risk for vectors in field conditions...
  16. ncbi Thelazia eyeworm: an original endo- and ecto-parasitic nematode
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, PO Box 7, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 21:1-4. 2005
    ..The relationship between eyeworms and their hosts are discussed here, together with recent molecular insights that are instrumental in investigating the biology of Thelazia in their definitive and intermediate hosts...
  17. ncbi Subtenons infection by Dirofilaria repens
    P Sathyan
    Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore 641 014, Tamilnadu, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:61-2. 2006
    ..We are reporting a case of human Dirofilariasis affecting subtenons region in a 63 year-old woman from Coimbatore, South India. The purpose of this article is to review the clinical course and management of ocular Dirofilariasis...
  18. ncbi Intraocular cysticercosis: clinical characteristics and visual outcome after vitreoretinal surgery
    Tarun Sharma
    Vitreoretinal Service, Sankara Nethralaya, Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Ophthalmology 110:996-1004. 2003
    ..To report the clinical characteristics of, discuss the surgical options for, and analyze the factors affecting the anatomic and visual outcome of intraocular cysticercosis...
  19. pmc Ophthalmomyiasis caused by the reindeer warble fly larva
    M S Kearney
    Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Tromsø, Norway
    J Clin Pathol 44:276-84. 1991
    ..Identification of the parasite in the histological material was based on the finding of cuticular spines and parts of the cephalopharyngeal skeleton identical with those of the first instar larva of H tarandi...
  20. ncbi Intraocular cysticercosis simulating retinoblastoma in a 5-year-old child
    B Agarwal
    Eye (Lond) 17:447-9. 2003
  21. ncbi Ocular Angiostrongyliasis: removal of a live nematode from the anterior chamber
    V Kumar
    Eye (Lond) 19:229-30. 2005
  22. ncbi Oculosporidiosis in a tertiary care hospital of western Orissa, India: a case series
    Ravindra K Chowdhury
    Department of Ophthalmology, V S S Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur 768 017 orissa, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 55:299-301. 2007
    ..Although this is an endemic area for such infestation, unilateral manifestation observed in all cases is interesting to note. Low recurrence rate in limited follow-up period could be due to early detection and standard management...
  23. ncbi A live cysticercosis in anterior chamber leading to glaucoma secondary to pupilary block
    Abhishek Chandra
    Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    J Glaucoma 16:271-3. 2007
    ..The intraocular tension was 48 mm Hg. The diagnosis of cysticercosis leading to glaucoma secondary to pupilary block was made. The cyst was removed surgically by viscoexpression. The histopathology proved to be a cysticercosis...
  24. ncbi Subconjunctival infection with Dirofilaria repens: serological confirmation of cure following surgery
    J M Ruiz-Moreno
    División de Oftalmología y IOA, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    Arch Ophthalmol 116:1370-2. 1998
    ..To our knowledge, this is the fourth autochthonous case of D repens infecting humans in Spain and also the first autochthonous case of subconjunctival localization...
  25. ncbi Orbital cysticercosis-associated scleral indentation presenting with pseudo-retinal detachment
    Shishir Agrawal
    T P Agrawal Institute of Ophthalmology, Near Eve s Crossing, Meerut, India
    Am J Ophthalmol 137:1153-5. 2004
    ..To report a clinical picture similar to retinal detachment caused by orbital myocysticercosis-associated scleral indentation...
  26. ncbi Intramuscular hydatid cyst of the medial rectus muscle
    Hayyam Kiratli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Ophthalmol 135:98-9. 2003
    ..To describe a unique case of orbital hydatid cyst that was located solely within the medial rectus muscle...
  27. ncbi [Longitudinal investigation and experimental studies on thelaziasis and the intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda in Guanghua county of Hubei province]
    Zeng Xian Wang
    Department of Parasitology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 24:588-90. 2003
    ..To verify houseflies Musca spp. as the intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda and reveal epidemiological situation of thelaziasis in Hubei province...
  28. ncbi Clinical features of ocular toxocariasis in Japan
    Katsutoshi Yokoi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 11:269-75. 2003
    ..To characterize the clinical features of ocular toxocariasis and to describe the unique aspects of the disease in Japan...
  29. pmc Seroprevalence of Toxocara antibodies among patients suspected of ocular toxocariasis in Slovenia
    Jernej Logar
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Korean J Parasitol 42:137-40. 2004
    ..05. A high rate of Toxocara seropositivity in ocular patients should alert the ophthalmologists in Slovenia to include toxocariasis in the differential diagnosis of eye diseases more frequently...
  30. ncbi Bilateral, multifocal orbital cysticercosis
    Neelam Pushker
    Oculoplastic and Paediatric Ophthalmology Services, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Science, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 41:185-7. 2004
    ..Awareness of all of the possible clinical manifestations could aid early diagnosis and prevention of late sequelae. We report a case of bilateral, multifocal, intraconal orbital cysticercosis, which is an extremely rare presentation...
  31. ncbi Nonsurgical management of subretinal cysticercosis
    Wee Kiak Lim
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    Retina 24:469-71. 2004
  32. ncbi [Ocular parasitosis--particular aspects]
    Florica Ignat
    Disciplina Morfopatologie Craiova
    Oftalmologia 48:68-71. 2004
    ..In the first case, the surgical procedure was effective, but in the second case the specific antiparasitic treatment could not stop the evolution of corioretinal's lesions; it required laser therapy...
  33. ncbi [Ecology of Thelazia spp. in cattle and their vectors in Italy]
    A Giangaspero
    Dipartimento Pr I M E, Universita degli Studi di Foggia
    Parassitologia 46:257-9. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi Myocysticercosis: a cause of acquired ptosis in children simulating congenital ptosis with lid lag (report of two cases)
    Vidushi Sharma
    Dr Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J AAPOS 8:390-2. 2004
  35. ncbi Extraocular muscle cysticercosis: clinical presentations and outcome of treatment
    Kanwar Mohan
    Squint Clinic, Grewal Eye Institute, Chandigarh, India
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 42:28-33. 2005
    ..To report various clinical presentations and treatment outcomes in a series of patients with extraocular muscle cysticercosis...
  36. ncbi Treatment of dog thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) using a topical formulation of imidacloprid 10% and moxidectin 2.5%
    P Bianciardi
    Vet Parasitol 129:89-93. 2005
    ..5% is very easy to apply and helps overcome problems linked to the mechanical removal of parasites or to the restraining of the animals for the local instillation of drugs in the eyes...
  37. ncbi Diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis by establishing intraocular antibody production
    Lenneke de Visser
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ophthalmol 145:369-74. 2008
    ..To investigate the role of Toxocara canis in posterior uveitis of undetermined origin...
  38. ncbi Spontaneous extrusion of subconjunctival cysticercosis
    Bhaskar Reddy
    Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Sunderpur, Varanasi, 221005, India
    Ann Ophthalmol (Skokie) 39:241-2. 2007
    ..There was no diplopia, restriction of ocular movements in any gaze or diminution of vision. Cyst excision was scheduled and oral albendazole was administered. However, the cyst extruded spontaneously prior to surgery...
  39. ncbi Extraocular muscle cysticercosis mimicking idiopathic orbital inflammation: case report
    Hélio Angotti-Neto
    Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
    Arq Bras Oftalmol 70:537-9. 2007
    ..Extraocular muscle cysticercosis is the most common site of this disease when involving the orbit. Oral albendazole and prednisone are efficient, but a long history of disease can lead to important residual ocular motility restriction...
  40. ncbi Simultaneous brain and ocular cysticercosis in a five-year-old boy
    Sunil Karande
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:662-3. 2007
  41. ncbi Removal of Thelazia callipaeda from the subconjunctival space
    T Yagi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Eur J Ophthalmol 17:266-8. 2007
    ..To report the finding of Thelazia callipaeda within the human subconjunctival space...
  42. ncbi Isolated optic neuritis from an identified Gnathostoma spinigerum
    W Chuenkongkaew
    Department of Ophthalmology, Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Eur J Ophthalmol 17:130-2. 2007
    ..To describe a patient with isolated monocular optic neuritis caused by an identified Gnathostoma spinigerum infestation...
  43. ncbi Orbital cysticercosis: diagnosis and treatment controversies
    Ana Rita Sandes
    Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:180-1. 2007
    ..The 2 children had good evolution with spontaneous progressive resolution. The current literature is reviewed...
  44. ncbi [Ocular toxocariasis. From biology to therapy]
    E Bertelmann
    Charite, Universitatsaugenklinik, Campus Virchow Klinikum, 13353, Augustenburger Platz 1, Berlin, Germany
    Ophthalmologe 104:35-9. 2007
    ..A well timed adequate therapy can stabilize the visual acuity in many cases...
  45. ncbi Ocular manifestations of helminthic infections: onchocersiasis, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, and diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis
    Christine S Ament
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int Ophthalmol Clin 46:1-10. 2006
  46. ncbi Canine tooth syndrome due to superior oblique myocysticercosis
    Pramod Kumar Pandey
    Strabismus Service, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002, India
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 43:185-7. 2006
    ..Oral treatment was prescribed. MRI revealed a collapsed cyst. Ocular motility improved, but levoelevation diplopia persisted...
  47. ncbi Indocyanine green angiography for the detection of subretinal nematodes in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN)
    Mendez Ramos Maria Jesús
    AVDA Donostiarra, Madrid, Spain
    Int Ophthalmol 25:295-7. 2004
    ..Observational case-report on the clinical, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographic findings in a patient with a presumed subretinal nematode...
  48. ncbi A rare case of subretinal cysticercosis
    Z Nor Zainura
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur
    Med J Malaysia 60:650-2. 2005
    ..This is a case of a 25 year old lady whose eye had been infected by cysticercosis. This case highlighted that the inflammation was due to host immune response. She was treated with oral corticosteroid and the lesions regressed...
  49. ncbi Prevalence, clinical features, and causes of vision loss among patients with ocular toxocariasis
    Jay M Stewart
    Francis I Proctor Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Retina 25:1005-13. 2005
    ..To describe the prevalence, clinical features, and causes of vision loss among patients with ocular toxocariasis seen at a uveitis referral center...
  50. ncbi Outcome of treatment of extraocular muscle cysticercosis
    Jitendra Jethani
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 42:263-4; author reply 264. 2005
  51. ncbi Following the migration of a Toxocara larva in the retina by optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography
    Takashi Suzuki
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan
    Jpn J Ophthalmol 49:159-61. 2005
    ..The Toxocara larva is known to migrate across the retina, but the layer in which it migrates and its effect on the retina has been unknown...
  52. ncbi Ocular toxocariasis in a child: a case report from Kashmir, north India
    B A Fomda
    Department of Microbiology, Sher I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar 190 011, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 25:411-2. 2007
    ..We suggest that ophthalmologist in this region should include ocular toxocariasis in differential diagnosis particularly in children and young adults...
  53. ncbi Parasites and the eye
    Paula Berdoukas
    Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Hosp Med 64:743-6. 2003
  54. ncbi [Ocular toxocariasis. Diagnostic and therapeutic options]
    E Bertelmann
    Augenklinik, Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin
    Ophthalmologe 100:950-4. 2003
    ..The diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis can be difficult and the aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of ELISA testing of vitreous body fluid...
  55. ncbi Immunodiagnosis of ocular toxocariasis using Western-blot for the detection of specific anti-Toxocara IgG and CAP for the measurement of specific anti-Toxocara IgE
    J F Magnaval
    Service de Parasitologie, CHU Rangueil, 31403 Toulouse 4, France
    J Helminthol 76:335-9. 2002
    ..Western-blot coupled with specific anti-Toxocara IgE detection appeared therefore to be an accurate procedure for the immunodiagnosis of ocular toxocariasis, provided the testing was simultaneously performed on the serum and AF...
  56. ncbi CT in the diagnosis of isolated cysticercal infestation of extraocular muscle
    R K Rauniyar
    Department of Radio Diagnosis, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
    Clin Radiol 58:154-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate the use of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) to diagnose orbital cysticercosis, and present the diagnostic features...
  57. ncbi Toxocara canis: egg presence in Melbourne parks and disease incidence in Victoria
    Susan M Carden
    Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 31:143-6. 2003
    ..Toxocara canis can cause blinding eye disease. This study assessed the presence of T. canis eggs in soil from parks in Melbourne and also the incidence of presumed ocular toxocariasis in Victoria...
  58. ncbi Optic nerve cysticercosis
    Mandeep S Bajaj
    Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for OphthalmicSciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 30:140-3. 2002
    ..A positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test for cysticercosis further confirmed the diagnosis. Medical therapy in the form of oral albendazole and steroids resulted in complete resolution of the cyst, with few visual sequelae...
  59. ncbi Optical coherence tomographic and angiographic findings of a case with subretinal toxocara granuloma
    Tomomi Higashide
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan
    Am J Ophthalmol 136:188-90. 2003
    ..To study a case with a subretinal Toxocara granuloma...
  60. ncbi Photographic documentation of spontaneous extrusion of a subconjunctival cysticercus cyst
    Usha Kaul Raina
    Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 30:361-2. 2002
    ..The eye was photographed as the parasite extruded through the conjunctival opening with undulating movements over 3-4 min...
  61. ncbi Multiorgan microsporidiosis: report of five cases and review
    G Gunnarsson
    Department of Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 21:37-44. 1995
    ..Further investigation of the pathogenic tendencies and route of acquisition of these organisms and the therapeutic agents active against them is needed...
  62. ncbi Viscoexpression of anterior chamber cysticercus cellulosae
    Jaya Chandra Das
    Department of Ophthalmology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 50:133-5. 2002
    ..We report a case of anterior chamber Cysticercus cellulosae that was removed by viscoexpression...
  63. ncbi Mobile orbital Cysticercus cyst--an unusual presentation
    Punita Kumari Sodhi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Haryana, India
    Orbit 23:111-3. 2004
  64. ncbi A case of conjunctival leech infestation
    Yoshiaki Nawa
    Jpn J Ophthalmol 50:64-5. 2006
  65. ncbi Amebic keratitis in a wearer of disposable contact lenses due to a mixed Vahlkampfia and Hartmannella infection
    D Aitken
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Ophthalmology 103:485-94. 1996
    ..Vahlkampfia and Hartmannella, two other genera of free-living ameba, were isolated, however, using prolonged culture...
  66. ncbi [Keratitis caused by infection with Echinococcus granulosus]
    M Schallenberg
    Zentrum für Augenheilkunde, Klinik für Erkrankungen des vorderen Augenabschnittes, Universitatsklinikum Essen
    Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 224:213-5. 2007
  67. ncbi An outbreak of trematode-induced granulomas of the conjunctiva
    S Rathinam
    Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India. Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ophthalmology 108:1223-9. 2001
    ..Sporadic cases from other parts of the state with similar histories of exposure to their local pond or river water suggest a widespread distribution of the etiologic agent...
  68. ncbi Thelazia callipaeda in human vitreous
    Chunyan Xue
    Can J Ophthalmol 42:884-5. 2007
  69. ncbi [Experimental toxocariasis in rabbits: immunological markers of ocular infections]
    T H Dzbenski
    , 00-791 Warszawa, ul. Chocimska 24
    Wiad Parazytol 47:591-6. 2001
    ..None of the infected animals showed the signs of ocular involvement, however, toxocaral IgG antibodies and circulating parasite antigen were present in the anterior chamber fluid samples...
  70. ncbi External ophthalmomyiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. A retrospective study of nine cases and a review of the literature
    Eric Denion
    Ophthalmology Department, Cayenne Hospital, Cayenne, French Guiana
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand 82:576-84. 2004
    ..To report nine cases of external ophthalmomyiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis...
  71. ncbi Diplostomum (Austrodiplostomum) compactum (Lutz, 1928) (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) metacercariae in fish from the floodplain of the Upper Paraná River, Brazil
    P M Machado
    Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Nupelia PEA Bloco G 90 Av Colombo, 5790, 87020 900 Maringa, PR, Brasil
    Parasitol Res 97:436-44. 2005
    ..squamosissimus and C. monoculus. In relation to parasite abundance and the standard length class of the host, significant differences were observed in P. squamosissimus, C. britskii and C. monoculus...
  72. ncbi Intra-tarsal cysticercosis of the lower lid
    Sanjeev K Nainiwal
    Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Orbit 21:223-5. 2002
  73. ncbi Resolution of childhood recurrent corneal phlyctenulosis following eradication of an intestinal parasite
    Mohammad A Al-Amry
    Divisions of Anterior Segment and Pediatric Ophthalmology, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J AAPOS 12:89-90. 2008
    ..Following treatment for the intestinal parasite, the child no longer suffered from recurrent ocular surface inflammation...
  74. pmc In vitro and in vivo killing of ocular Demodex by tea tree oil
    Y Y Gao
    Ocular Surface Center, 7000 SW 97 Avenue, Suite 213, Miami, FL 33173, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 89:1468-73. 2005
    ..To compare the in vitro killing effect of different agents on Demodex and to report the in vivo killing effect of tea tree oil (TTO) on ocular Demodex...
  75. ncbi Resolution of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in an AIDS patient treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy
    S A Martins
    Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of Sao Paulo Paulista School of Medicine, Rua Botucatu 824, Sao Paulo SP, Brazil
    Am J Ophthalmol 131:378-9. 2001
    ..To report the outcome of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) after highly active antiretroviral therapy without any specific treatment for microsporidiosis...
  76. ncbi Extraocular muscle cysticercosis presenting as Brown syndrome
    P K Pandey
    Department of Ophthalmology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India
    Am J Ophthalmol 131:526-7. 2001
    ..The presentation of extraocular muscle cysticercosis as an acquired Brown syndrome is unusual. Response to medical therapy was satisfactory...
  77. ncbi Recently recognized cases of ophthalmofilariasis in Hungary
    Eszter Fodor
    Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University Budapest, Budapest Hungary
    Eur J Ophthalmol 19:675-8. 2009
    ..To report four cases of zoonotic ophthalmodirofilariasis infection caused by Dirofilaria repens in Hungary...
  78. ncbi Pathology and first report of natural infections of the eye trematode Philophthalmus lachrymosus Braun, 1902 (Digenea, Philophthalmidae) in a non-human mammalian host
    Roberto Magalhães Pinto
    Laboratorio de Helmintos Parasitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21040 900, Brasil
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 100:579-83. 2005
    ..1766 with P. lachrymosus and associated pathology. Clinical signs, gross and microscopic lesions as well as new morphometric data on the parasite are presented...
  79. pmc Migration of Baylisascaris procyonis into the vitreous
    O F M Brasil
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1203-4. 2006
  80. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis: an epidemiological study
    E O Wittig
    Neurology Service, Medical Clinic Department, , , Curitiba, PR, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 59:696-701. 2001
    ..The most frequent localization was vitreous and subretinal, as literature had already pointed out...
  81. ncbi [Visual system involvement in selected zoonotic diseases. I. Ocular toxocariasis]
    Jarosław Kociecki
    Katedry i Kliniki Okulistycznej Akademii Medycznej im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
    Klin Oczna 106:110-4. 2004
    ..The outline of contemporary treatment of this entity is also presented. The data involves the description of Toxocara's life development cycle and data regarding epidemiology of this zoonosis as well...
  82. ncbi Orbital metastasis of renal cell carcinoma masquerading as cysticercosis
    Passorn Preechawai
    Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Had Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
    Orbit 27:370-3. 2008
    ..There have been only two other reports in the literature of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the orbit where the proptosis was the initial presenting feature similar to our case...
  83. ncbi Transmission, infectivity and survival of Diplostomum spathaceum cercariae
    A Karvonen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P O Box 35, 40014, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Parasitology 127:217-24. 2003
    ..The per capita transmission rate was frequency dependent and averaged 0.341/h (+/- 0.036)...
  84. ncbi Early diagnosis of amoebic keratitis due to a mixed infection with Acanthamoeba and Hartmannella
    Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
    University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, Avda Astrofísico Fco Sánchez, S N, 38203, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
    Parasitol Res 102:167-9. 2007
    ..In our case, the early diagnosis of a mixed infection allowed a proper antiamoebic treatment in an early stage of infection. This may have been the reason of a successful outcome after therapy...
  85. ncbi What is the importance of Demodex folliculorum in Behçet's disease?
    Sinan Emre
    Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty Department of Eye Diseases, Manisa, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 33:158-61. 2009
    ..05) which could not be detected for skin results. Investigation of Demodex folliculorum in BD may be useful, even in patients without any complaint, for the treatment of ocular and eyelid discomforts of these patients...
  86. pmc Everyone wants a window seat
    I R Schwab
    University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 88:455. 2004
  87. ncbi Nd:YAG photodestruction of a presumed corneal Toxocara canis larva
    Kenneth D Novak
    Eye Associates of Utica, PC, Utica, NY, USA
    Cornea 29:703-5. 2010
    ..To describe the technique of Nd:YAG photodestruction of a presumed Toxocara canis corneal larval migrans and to report the unique clinical combination of a corneal nematode and diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN)...
  88. ncbi [The differential diagnosis of exophthalmos]
    A Langmann
    Universitätsaugenklinik Graz
    Ophthalmologe 101:190-2. 2004
  89. ncbi Delusions of parasitosis of the eyelids
    Michelle J Trager
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 24:317-9. 2008
    ..Delusions of parasitosis may result in self-mutilation with secondary infection. Appropriate psychiatric care is needed to prevent ongoing destructive behavior...
  90. ncbi [Ocular toxocarosis--as an example of diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties]
    Jarosław Kociecki
    Klinika Okulistyczna, Akademia Medyczna, Poznan
    Wiad Parazytol 50:455-60. 2004
    ..In the course of prolonged observation of patients treated many times with albendazole (Zentel, Smith Kline and Beecham GB) no improvement of vision and no regression of late and irreversible ocular pathology were noted...
  91. ncbi Clinical manifestations of loiasis in an endemic area in the Congo
    F Noireau
    Laboratoire d Entomologie Médicale et de Parasitologie, ORSTOM, Brazzaville, Congo
    Trop Med Parasitol 41:37-9. 1990
    ..9% of the adult population. The study of the life-time risk of eyeworm, also conducted in the Pygmy and Bantu populations of another village, was shown to be useful in epidemiological evaluations...
  92. ncbi [Ophthalmomyiasis caused by Oestrus ovis in a 3 year old boy]
    Heinrich Prosl
    Institut für Parasitologie und Zoologie, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Osterreich
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:76-9. 2003
    ..During the inspection of the eye several larvae could be observed, moving quickly over the cornea to the conjunctival sac. Rinsing and mechanical removal of the larvae lead to an uncomplicated recovery...
  93. pmc Oculosporidiosis
    Nidhi Pandey
    Indian J Ophthalmol 56:81; author reply 81-2. 2008
  94. ncbi Diagnosis of microsporidia keratitis by polymerase chain reaction
    Michael S Conners
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:283-4. 2004
  95. ncbi [The use of systemic and intravitreous steroid in inflammation secondary to intraocular cysticercosis: case report]
    Gleisson Rezende Pantaleão
    Servico de Oftalmologia, Hospital Regional de São José, São José, SC, Brasil
    Arq Bras Oftalmol 70:1006-9. 2007
    ..In conclusion, drug therapy with intravitreous corticosteroids associated with systemic steroids showed to be an alternative approach to control inflammation following vitreoretinal surgery...
  96. ncbi Eye findings of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis and multiple choroidal infiltrates associated with neural larva migrans due to Bbaylisascaris procyonis
    Marilyn Baird Mets
    Division of Ophthalmology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 135:888-90. 2003
    ..To report childhood infection with Baylisascaris procyonis (raccoon round worm) manifesting as diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) and choroidal infiltrates in association with neurologic disease (neural larva migrans)...
  97. ncbi Intraocular angiostrongyliasis: clinical findings, treatments and outcomes
    K Sawanyawisuth
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mitraparp Friendship Road, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:497-501. 2007
    ..There is no evidence that surgical and laser interventions improve the course of the disease, and both have associated risks. Visual outcome depends on the initial visual defects...
  98. ncbi Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient without human immunodeficiency virus infection
    B E Silverstein
    Francis I Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco 94122 0944, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 124:395-6. 1997
    ..To describe a case of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  99. ncbi Subretinal cysticercosis
    J Lombardo
    TLC Northwest Eye, Seattle, Washington 98133, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 78:188-94. 2001
    ..Other sites of infestation include the central nervous system, subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscles, and heart muscle. Patients with ocular cysticercosis may be asymptomatic or suffer mild to severe vision loss...
  100. ncbi Taenia coenurus in the orbit of a chinchilla
    Bradford J Holmberg
    Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Ophthalmol 10:53-9. 2007
    ..To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of an orbital cyst of parasitic origin in a chinchilla...
  101. ncbi Microbial keratitis in South India: influence of risk factors, climate, and geographical variation
    M Jayahar Bharathi
    Department of Microbiology, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, South India
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:61-9. 2007
    ..To determine the influence of risk factors, climate, and geographical variation on the microbial keratitis in South India...

Research Grants1

  1. Treatment for Canine Diabetic Cataracts
    Milton Wyman; Fiscal Year: 2007
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