An illustration of ocular toxoplasmosis with consequent lenticular opacities and asteroid hyalosis

African Vision and Eye Health

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Title An illustration of ocular toxoplasmosis with consequent lenticular opacities and asteroid hyalosis
Creator Mashala, Dimakatso G.
Subject optometry, ophthalmology Ocular toxoplasmosis; asteroid hyalosis; lens opacity; dilation; Toxoplasma gondii
Description Inactive ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) is not confined to immunocompromised patients but is also common in immunocompetent patients. It could result in a loss of vision, asteroid hyalosis, lenticular opacity and peripheral chorioretinal scar. More often than not, misdiagnosing the lesion may occur because of the lack of presenting symptoms. Therefore, this article aims to highlight OT and its consequences, emphasising the approach that must be followed to diagnose and manage the disease optimally. This case report is about a 24-year-old woman who had blurred vision in her left eye from the age of 9 years. After dilation for fundus examination and taking the patient for retinal imaging, the fundus showed a clearly defined pigmented chorioretinal scar on the temporal side of the macula.Contribution: As the disease has the ability for retinal complications, documenting any progressive developments of the disease is essential to manage the patient better.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor University of Limpopo, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health Care Sciences, Department of Optometry South African Medical Research Council
Date 2022-09-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Clinical case report
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/aveh.v81i1.765
Source African Vision and Eye Health; Vol 81, No 1 (2022); 3 pages 2410-1516 2413-3183
Language eng
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