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 Identifying live nematodes in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis by using the scanning laser ophthalmoscope
    Lúcio R Moraes
    Centro Brasileiro de Cirurgia de Olhos, Av T2 no 401 Setor Bueno, Goiânia Goiás 74210 010, Brazil
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:135-8. 2002
  2. 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
  3. ncbi Cysticercosis isolated to the orbit
    Joseph D Walrath
    The Edward S Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 19:243-4. 2003
  4. 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
  5. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Neelam Pushker
    Trop Doct 34:256. 2004
  6. 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
  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 Ocular Angiostrongyliasis: removal of a live nematode from the anterior chamber
    V Kumar
    Eye (Lond) 19:229-30. 2005
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi Identifying live nematodes in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis by using the scanning laser ophthalmoscope
    Lúcio R Moraes
    Centro Brasileiro de Cirurgia de Olhos, Av T2 no 401 Setor Bueno, Goiânia Goiás 74210 010, Brazil
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:135-8. 2002
    ..To describe use of the scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) to identify live nematodes in patients with diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis...
  2. 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
  3. ncbi Cysticercosis isolated to the orbit
    Joseph D Walrath
    The Edward S Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 19:243-4. 2003
    ..Symptomatic orbital myocysticercosis has been effectively treated with albendazole at a dosage of 30 mg/kg for 15 days combined with simultaneous low-dose steroids...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Neelam Pushker
    Trop Doct 34:256. 2004
  6. 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...
  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 Ocular Angiostrongyliasis: removal of a live nematode from the anterior chamber
    V Kumar
    Eye (Lond) 19:229-30. 2005
  10. 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...
  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 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...
  13. ncbi Intraocular cysticercosis simulating retinoblastoma in a 5-year-old child
    B Agarwal
    Eye (Lond) 17:447-9. 2003
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi Ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by Dermatobia hominis: a successful treatment with oral ivermectin
    T H Wakamatsu
    Eye (Lond) 20:1088-90. 2006
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  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. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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
    ....
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi How reliable are serological tests in diagnosis of cysticercosis?
    V Wadhwa
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:78-9. 2006
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi Nonsurgical management of subretinal cysticercosis
    Wee Kiak Lim
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    Retina 24:469-71. 2004
  36. 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
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi Outcome of treatment of extraocular muscle cysticercosis
    Jitendra Jethani
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 42:263-4; author reply 264. 2005
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. doi 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi Simultaneous brain and ocular cysticercosis in a five-year-old boy
    Sunil Karande
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:662-3. 2007
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  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 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...
  61. 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...
  62. ncbi Parasites and the eye
    Paula Berdoukas
    Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Hosp Med 64:743-6. 2003
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi Priming of host resistance to protect cultured rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss against eye flukes and parasite-induced cataracts
    A Karvonen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, FI 40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Fish Biol 76:1508-15. 2010
    ..The results suggest that this type of priming of host resistance is probably inefficient in preventing the deleterious effects of D. spathaceum infection in aquaculture conditions...
  69. ncbi Usefulness of aqueous humor analysis for the diagnosis of posterior uveitis
    Aniki Rothova
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Ophthalmology 115:306-11. 2008
    ..To assess the clinical usefulness of aqueous fluid analysis for the diagnosis and treatment of patients suspected of having infectious posterior uveitis (PU)...
  70. ncbi A case of orbital dirofilariasis in Northern Turkey
    Umit Beden
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 23:329-31. 2007
    ..Detection of the first human case of orbital dirofilariasis in Northern Turkey, in a patient with no history of travel to any endemic areas, has raised questions about the parasite's zoonotic characteristics...
  71. ncbi First report of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in wolves in Italy
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada P le per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Wildl Dis 43:508-11. 2007
    ..callipaeda was present. The competence of wolves as a definitive host for T. callipaeda is discussed in view of the relevance of wild fauna in maintaining and spreading eyeworm infection in humans and domestic animals...
  72. pmc Progressive retinal dysfunction in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis
    I Audo
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:793-4. 2006
  73. ncbi Masquerade lesions of the orbit and adnexa
    N Pushker
    Indian J Ophthalmol 54:139. 2006
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi External ophthalmomyiasis by oestrus ovis: an unknown endemic eye disease in rural parts of central India
    S Misra
    Department of Ophthalmology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Medical Trust, Loni 413736, Maharastra, India
    Trop Doct 38:120-2. 2008
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  76. 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...
  77. ncbi Ocular manifestations of cysticercosis: a case report
    Ghazala Mehdi
    Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 50:345-6. 2007
    ..We present the case ofa young female who developed a small mass at the medial canthus of the left eye, which was diagnosed as conjunctival cysticercosis subsequent to excision and histopathological examination...
  78. ncbi Vasoproliferative tumors of the retina secondary to ocular toxocariasis
    Kiwako Mori
    Can J Ophthalmol 42:758-9. 2007
  79. ncbi Ocular infection of donkeys (Equus asinus) with Setaria equina
    Mohamed A Marzok
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafr El Sheikh University, Kafr El Sheikh 33516, Egypt
    Trop Anim Health Prod 41:859-63. 2009
    ..The ocular infection with S. equina reported herein may be the first reported aberrant cases in the Egyptian animals...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi [Clinical features, the effectiveness of treatment and function of vision organ in children and adolescents with ocular toxocariasis]
    Beata Urban
    Kliniki Okulistyki Dzieciecej Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku
    Klin Oczna 110:364-6. 2008
    ..5 years. Patients have unilateral progressive painless vision loss and occasional leukocoria. Ocular toxocariasis has a variable presentation, from localized peripheral or macular granulomas to chronic endophthalmitis...
  82. pmc "Worm in the eye": the rationale for treatment of DUSN in south India
    K Myint
    Eye Pavilion, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1125-7. 2006
    ..To discuss the rationale for different techniques of treatment for DUSN (diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis) and their effectiveness in two patients from south India...
  83. ncbi Correlation between clinical suspicion and polymerase chain reaction verification of infectious vitritis
    Nisha Acharya
    Proctor Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, 95 Kirkham Street, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 141:584-5. 2006
    ..To compare polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results to presumptive clinical diagnosis in patients with vitritis...
  84. ncbi Ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by Oestrus ovis L. in the Ajloun area of northern Jordan
    Z S Amr
    Department of Biology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 87:259-62. 1993
    ..Symptoms included mild to severe conjunctivitis, cellulitis, lacrimation and conjunctival hyperaemia. All cases were among males, and they occurred either from April to July or from September to November...
  85. ncbi [Ocular dirofilariosis probably caused by Dirofilaria immitis]
    Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Díaz
    Med Clin (Barc) 121:238-9. 2003
  86. ncbi Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Trop Doct 33:185-8. 2003
    ..Spontaneous extrusion was documented in three cases. Medical treatment with albendazole under the cover of corticosteroids was found to be a useful adjunct to surgical excision...
  87. ncbi Cytopathogenicity of acanthamoeba, vahlkampfia and hartmannella: quantative & qualitative in vitro studies on keratocytes
    F B Kinnear
    Department of Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 6NT, Scotland
    J Infect 46:228-37. 2003
    ..To compare the cytopathogenicity of Vahlkampfia and Hartmannella clinical isolates with a type culture of Acanthamoeba castellanii...
  88. ncbi Intraretinal hemorrhage associated with leishmaniasis
    Javier A Montero
    Hospital Pio del Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
    Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 34:212-4. 2003
    ..This rare cause of macular hemorrhage should be considered in areas where Leishmania is endemic...
  89. ncbi Another case of human subconjunctival infection by Macacanema formosana
    Radhika Natarajan
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:584-5. 2003
  90. ncbi Ocular toxocariasis in a North Indian population
    Bijay Ranjan Mirdha
    Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Trop Pediatr 48:328-30. 2002
    ..None of the controls sera (other helminthic diseases) were positive for anti-Toxocara antibody...
  91. ncbi Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of subretinal cysticercosis
    Gary W Chung
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 134:931-2. 2002
    ..To report a case of ocular cysticercosis and associated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings...
  92. ncbi Ocular angiostrongyliasis without meningitis symptoms in Okinawa, Japan
    H Toma
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Parasitol 88:211-3. 2002
    ..The symptoms were treated as influenza before the onset of the retinal detachment. The present case is the first confirmed of ocular angiostrongyliasis in Japan...
  93. ncbi [The ocular form of larval toxocariasis in the Czech Republic]
    M Uhlíková
    Parazitologické pracovistĕ katedry mikrobiologie IPVZ, Praha
    Cesk Slov Oftalmol 58:75-83. 2002
    ..Highly sensitive assay--ELISA reaction with specific excretory-secretory antigen (TES) was used. For discrimination between chronic and recent infection the method of measuring IgG avidity was applied...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi Cestode larva (Sparganum) in the anterior chamber of the eye
    D K Sen
    Department of Ophthalmology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Trop Geogr Med 41:270-3. 1989
    ..The first case of intraocular sparganosis presenting as endophthalmitis is reported with a live plerocercoid larva of Spirometra lodged in the anterior chamber of the eye of a man in India. The larva was identified histologically...
  96. 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...
  97. ncbi [Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis and toxocariasis using fluid from the anterior ocular chamber]
    B Kostolná
    Klinika detskej oftalmológie LFUK
    Cesk Slov Oftalmol 59:312-8. 2003
    ..Toxoplasma etiology was confirmed by local antibody production analysis in 1 patient, toxocara etiology in 5 patients. In 20 patients in the control group local specific antibody production was not demonstrated...
  98. ncbi Ophthalmomyiasis caused by larvae of Boettcherisca Peregrina
    Mitsuo Miura
    Jpn J Ophthalmol 49:177-9. 2005
  99. ncbi Premacular membrane peeling without removal of subretinal granuloma in an eye with ocular toxocariasis
    Yuka Shimizu
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand 83:395-6. 2005
  100. ncbi Microsporidia-induced sclerouveitis with retinal detachment
    Holger Mietz
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, 50924 Koeln, Germany
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:864-5. 2002
  101. ncbi Occult Plasmodium vivax infection diagnosed by a polymerase chain reaction-based detection system: a case report
    David B Blossom
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:188-90. 2005
    ..The patient was successfully treated and cured. Clinical use of PCR technology may facilitate the identification of cases of smear-negative malaria, which up to the present time, have been difficult to diagnose...

Research Grants4

  1. Treatment for Canine Diabetic Cataracts
    Milton Wyman; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Population structure and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax
    Marcelo Ferreira; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  3. Population structure and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax
    Marcelo Ferreira; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  4. Population structure and transmission dynamics of Plasmodium vivax
    Marcelo Urbano Ferreira; Fiscal Year: 2010
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