content top

Ocular Toxocariasis : A Case Report

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Tania Rocha_2 Purpose: Toxocariasis is an infection caused by an intestinal nematode found in dogs and cats (Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati). It typically affects children below 10 years of age, when they ingest contaminated soil or food. The larvae migrate through the vessels of the optic nerve to the vitreous cavity and induce an intense inflammatory reaction. Chronic endophthalmitis (25%), posterior granulomas...

Read More

Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Tania Rocha_1 Purpose: Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) is a rare, acute, multifocal, retinitis located at the posterior pole that occurs predominantly in young to middle-aged females. Patients may report photopsia, central scotoma or decreased vision. The cause is generally unknown and the condition is self-limiting with a favorable prognosis for visual recovery within several weeks. Setting: Department of...

Read More

ERM with Unusual Foveolar Adhesion

Purpose: Epiretinal membranes (ERM) are collections of collagenous cells that occur on the inner surface of the central retina and can lead to visual changes because of their effect on the underlying retina. This ocular pathology was first described by Iwanoff in 1865, and it has been shown to be a relatively common entity, occurring in about 7% of the population. ERM occur more frequently in the older population and both sexes appear to...

Read More
content top