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Quinto di Treviso, Italy

Scarpa G.,Ca Foncello Piazza Ospedale | Fabris S.,Ca Foncello Piazza Ospedale | Di Gregorio M.,Ca Foncello Piazza Ospedale | Urban F.,Ca Foncello Piazza Ospedale
Clinical Ophthalmology | Year: 2013

This paper reports a case of late vitreomacular traction in a young patient secondary to toxoplasma retinochoroiditis resolved by vitrectomy. A 17-year-old female with chronic inflammatory bowel disease developed severe vitreomacular traction 8 months after resolution of ocular toxoplasmosis with medical therapy. Best-corrected visual acuity, full ophthalmic slitlamp examination, colour fundus photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography were performed. The patient underwent vitrectomy with removal of the clinically evident posterior hyaloid. Vitrectomy was rapidly successful in resolving the vitreomacular traction, with full recovery in best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20. Vitreoretinal traction in patients with previous toxoplasma retinochoroiditis may appear several months after resolution of the inflammatory condition. We suggest observing carefully for possible development of late vitreoretinal traction during follow-up of such patients. © 2013 Scarpa et al.

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