Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Q: Why all patients with Neurocysticercosis should have obligated detailed eye exam?

Answer:  Ocular cysticercosis is endemic and actually in some areas rate is reported higher than Neurocysticercosis. Timely exam and surgical intervention can save vision and should be carried out ASAP and preferably before the start of treatment as inflammation around degenerating cysticerci may cause chorioretinitis or retinal detachment.


Sharma T, Sinha S, Shah N, et al. Intraocular cysticercosis: clinical characteristics and visual outcome after vitreoretinal surgery. Ophthalmology 2003; 110:996.

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