• Users Online: 4071
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
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

Correspondence Address:
Dhanashree Ratra
Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.58478

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded340    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 10    

Recommend this journal