Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1485--1487

A rare case of giant subretinal migration of cysticercosis cyst with extensive epiretinal membrane and subretinal fibrosis


Madhu Kumar1, Swarnalatha Poluri1, Vinaya Kumar Konana1, Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi2, Jayamadhury Gudimetla1, Parag Anil Bagad1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Madhu Kumar
Department of Ophthalmology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur Vijayawada Express Highway, Pedakakani, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
India

Cysticercosis is caused by cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of pork tapeworm. In intraocular cysticercosis the cyst enters the subretinal space via the choroid and then gains entry into the vitreous cavity by piercing the retina. It is well established that the cyst can incite extensive intraocular inflammation. Other complications such as epiretinal membrane and cataract have been reported in the literature. Thus far, epiretinal membrane in intraocular cysticercosis has been reported at the site of entry of the cyst into the vitreous cavity. The data on the extent of epiretinal membrane is sparse. We report a rare case of migrating subretinal cysticercosis with extensive epiretinal membrane and subretinal fibrosis.


How to cite this article:
Kumar M, Poluri S, Konana VK, Sofi IA, Gudimetla J, Bagad PA. A rare case of giant subretinal migration of cysticercosis cyst with extensive epiretinal membrane and subretinal fibrosis.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1485-1487


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Kumar M, Poluri S, Konana VK, Sofi IA, Gudimetla J, Bagad PA. A rare case of giant subretinal migration of cysticercosis cyst with extensive epiretinal membrane and subretinal fibrosis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];67:1485-1487
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