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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-73

Intravitreal cysticercosis presenting as neovascular glaucoma


Bhagawan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services and Department of Glaucoma, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

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Dhanashree Ratra
Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.58478

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We report two cases of intraocular cysticercosis which showed a peculiar presentation of neovascular glaucoma which is hitherto unreported. Two young adults presented with symptoms of raised intraocular pressure due to neovascular glaucoma. On dilated fundus examination both were found to have dead intravitreal cysticercosis. The cysts were removed by a three-port vitrectomy and intracameral injection of bevacizumab was given to help in the regression of rubeosis. Trabeculectomy had to be combined in one case. The intraocular pressure returned to normal. No recurrence of rubeosis was seen even after one year.


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