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Intraocular cysticercosis with macular hole – an unusual presentation

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Author Details : Manmath Kumar Das, Priyanka Chaudhary, Abhishek Varshney

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 96-97

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We report a case of a 23-year-old young male who was diagnosed with multiple intracranial cysticercus lesions and was on antiepileptic drugs, after which he presented with painless decrease of vision in his left eye with a BCVA of 20/250.Indirect ophthalmoscopic examination showed vitritis with live intravitreal cyst over macula with a visible scolex in this eye. Ultrasound B-scan confirmed the well-circumscribed cyst with its hyperechoic scolex. Right eye fundus examination was normal. Patient underwent a standard three-port pars plana vitrectomy for cyst removal. Surprisingly after cyst aspiration a full thickness macular hole was noted intraoperatively for which ILM peeling was done followed by 14% C3F8 gas tamponade.

B-scan ultrasonography, Full thickness macular hole, Intraocular cysticercosis, Vitrectomy

How to cite : Das M K, Chaudhary P, Varshney A, Intraocular cysticercosis with macular hole – an unusual presentation. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2017;3(1):96-97

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