A Scar in the Eye

Did you know that you can have a scar in the back of your eye?  The macula is an oval-shaped pigmented area near the center of the retina inside your eye.  It has the largest concentration of cone cells & enables you to see clearly straight ahead.    If anything goes wrong with your macula, itContinue reading “A Scar in the Eye”

Toxoplasmosis in the Eye

Retinochoroiditis is often found in congenital toxoplasmosis. In non-congenital toxoplasmosis, the ocular form of the disease occurs much less frequently.  Referral to internal medicine or infectious disease specialists are always recommended in the treatment of ocular toxoplasmosis.

When a Parasite Impairs Vision

The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma Gondii can cause significant inflammation and subsequent scarring which can impair vision.  Ocular toxoplasmosis can be congenital or acquired, and worldwide, toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of inflammation in the back of the eye. Congenital toxoplasmosis is transmitted from the mother to the baby during pregnancy.  This usually results inContinue reading “When a Parasite Impairs Vision”