Ocular toxoplasmosis past, present and new aspects of an old disease.

  title={Ocular toxoplasmosis past, present and new aspects of an old disease.},
  author={Martin Maenz and Dirk Schlueter and Oliver Liesenfeld and Gereon Schares and Uwe Gross and Uwe Pleyer},
  journal={Progress in retinal and eye research},
Ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) is considered the most frequent form of infectious posterior uveitis and is caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The resulting vision loss frequently incapacitates patients and places a considerable socio-economic burden on societies in particular in developing countries. Although, toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis is a world-wide phenomenon stark regional differences with regard to prevalence and presumably route of infection exist. This review will discuss… CONTINUE READING
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