'Silent' ocular toxocariasis

I. Beiran, O. Cochavi, B. Miller

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We describe an unusual presentation of ocular Toxocara infection. On examination of a 52-year-old asymptomatic male with no previous relevant general or ocular history, a lesion suggestive of a scarred Toxocara worm was found in his right fundus. Medical workup revealed normal blood count and blood chemistry. Serologic tests were negative for Toxoplasma and Echinococcus and in 1:4 dilution were positive for Toxocara. The patient appeared to have a subclinical Toxocara infection, resulting in the present picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-196
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymptomatic infection
  • Retina
  • Scar
  • Toxocara

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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