Case #35 – Toxoplasmosis

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Suggested Readings Graff JM, Russell SR: Acquired Ocular Toxoplasmosis: 42-year-old female with "fuzzy" vision for two weeks. September 14, 2007; Available from: Toxoplasmosis-Retina.htm. Guex-Crosier Y. Update on the treatment of ocular toxoplasmosis. Int J Med Sci 2009; 6:140-142. Available from Gary N. Holland. "Ocular toxoplasmosis: A Global Reassessment: Part Il: Disease

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Special Acknowledgement Jeremy Whitney Acknowledgements Sanjeev Nath Dan Epshtein Sherry Bass

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Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO Jerome Sherman, O.D., is perhaps optometry's most prolific writer, publishing over 650 clinical articles, research manuscripts, book chapters and two CDs. He is senior author of three books that were published in 2007, and has delivered over three thousand lectures both nationally and internationally. He has served as a

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Comments and Conclusions Toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of intraocular inflammation in the world. Toxoplasmosis is responsible for approximately 30-50% of all posterior uveitis cases in the United States. The cat is the definitive host that becomes infected by eating contaminated raw meat, wild birds, or mice. Toxoplasmosis may be congenital or acquired.

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The Optos® fly through is particularly helpful for patient education in demonstrating the extent and location of retinal abnormalities.

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