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Toxocara polymerase chain reaction on ocular fluids in bilateral granulomatous chorioretinitis

Authors Tian J, O'Hagan S

Received 7 March 2015

Accepted for publication 31 March 2015

Published 18 May 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 107—110


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Jenny Xue Tian,1 Stephen O’Hagan2

1Ophthalmology Department, Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, QLD, Australia; 2Ophthalmology, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia

Abstract: To report a rare case of bilateral granulomatous chorioretinitis complicated by bilateral peripapillary choroidal neovascular membranes. This is the first reported case in Australia where intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor ranibizumab were used to successfully treat choroidal neovascular membrane caused by granulomatous chorioretinitis. This is also the first reported case in Australia of Toxocara polymerase chain reaction being performed on intraocular fluids.

Keywords: granulomatous chorioretinitis, ocular toxocariasis, neovascular membrane, anti-VEGF

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