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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

An interesting case of presumed intraocular cysticercosis masquarading as posterior uveitis

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Ahemdabad, India
2 Vitero-Retinal Surgeon, M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahemdabad, India
3 Command Hospital (NC), Udhampur, India
4 Command Hospital (SC), Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash Mishra
Classified Specialist, Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Ahemdabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.160697

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Uveitis occurs in relation with a wide variety of infectious, non infectious and immune-mediated disorders with. Besides these there are also some diseases which masquerade as uveitis, thus further complicating the issue and posing a diagnostic challenge. In such cases timely rapid and accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause as well as its correct management are of paramount importance in achieving a successful outcome. Here we report an interesting case of ocular cystecercosis, in a young lady who presented late with features of posterior uveitis and a severe loss of vision. She was managed aggressively and could be finally discharged with a significant visual improvement.

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