Nematode infections of the eye: toxocariasis and diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis

@article{Sabrosa2001NematodeIO,
  title={Nematode infections of the eye: toxocariasis and diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis},
  author={Nelson Alexandre Sabrosa and Eduardo Cunha de Souza},
  journal={Current Opinion in Ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={450-454}
}
In many parts of the world, parasitic infections of the eye are a major cause of blindness. The parasites Toxocara canis, Onchocerca volvulus, Taenia solium, Ancylostoma caninum, and Cysticercus celulosae all have been responsible for blinding ocular infections. The nematodes T. canis and Toxocara cati are parasitic roundworms that infect dogs (toxocarosis), other canidae, and cats. Ocular toxocariasis is an uncommon worldwide infection caused by the nematode larvae of T. canis, commonly found… Expand
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