Zoonoses in ophthalmology. Part 2. Ocular larva migrans syndrome Review article

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Piotr Borkowski


Ocular toxocariasis, or ocular larva migrans syndrome, is a parasitic disease of the eye caused by non-human species of roundworms, usually canine (Toxocara canis), which accidentally migrated into the eyeball. Although this disease is rare, in Poland it is the second infectious cause of posterior uveitis (11.8%). Additional and commercially available research in Poland that can be useful in this disease is of limited value, so the diagnosis should be clinical. This article gathers data from the literature on epidemiology, clinical course, diagnosis and actual principles of ocular toxocariasis treatment described from the point of view of an experienced infectious and parasitic diseases specialist.

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Borkowski P. Zoonoses in ophthalmology. Part 2. Ocular larva migrans syndrome. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2020Mar.31 [cited 2020Nov.24];7(1):40-5. Available from: https://journalsmededu.pl/index.php/ophthatherapy/article/view/974
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