Korean J Ophthalmol.  1996 Jun;10(1):55-59. 10.3341/kjo.1996.10.1.55.

Intravitreal cysticercosis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.

Abstract

Examination of a 36-year-old man with naked visual acuity of 20/20 revealed a floating, conspicuous cyst of Cysticercus cellulosae in the vitreous cavity of the right eye. A vitreous traction band from the vitreous base and the optic disc was connected to the lodging bulb of the cyst. In the superonasal area, an ovoid retinal break surrounded by a white retinal lesion with two elliptical retinal hemorrhages was found, and this seems to be the previous lodging site of the cyst. A pars plana vitrectomy was performed to remove the parasite, and laser photocoagulation was carried out around the retinal break. Four months after the operation, the patient was satisfied with naked visual acuity of 25/20 without any complication in the affected eye.

Keyword

Cysticercus cellulosae; pars plana vitrectomy; retinal break
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