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J. Giralt, III, A. Adan, R. Casaroli, A. Bures, G. Alvarez; Vitrectomy for the Treatment of Complications of Ocular Toxoplasmosis. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):6038.
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To evaluate the outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery for the ocular complications of toxoplasmosis.
This retrospective study included 13 eyes of 13 patients with vitreoretinal complications associated with ocular toxoplasmosis who had undergone vitreoretinal surgery between January 2002 and November 2008.Postoperative visual acuity outcome were evaluated in all patients.
Indications for surgery were rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in 6 eyes,persisting vitreous opacities in 2 eyes,epiretinal membrane in 3 eyes,vitreous haemorrhage in 2 eyes and choroidal neovascularization in 2 eyes.At the last postoperative follow-up, visual acuity had increased 2 Snellen lines or more in 9 of 13 eyes. In the retinal detachment group the overall reattachment rate was 100%.
Vitreoretinal surgery may be useful in the treatment of posterior segment complications of Toxoplasmosis.
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