Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, wide-field photography, and fundus autofluorescence correlation of posterior ophthalmomyiasis interna

Yannis M. Paulus, Nicholas J. Butler

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Abstract

Posterior ophthalmomyiasis interna is a rare, potentially devastating infestation of the posterior segment by fly larvae. The authors report the first demonstration of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany), wide-field angiography (Optos, Dunfermline, Scotland) and photography, and fundus autofluorescence with temporal progression during a period of 6 months. A 12-year-old white female presented with acute, painless vision loss with hand motions visual acuity. No larva was visible, so she was treated with oral ivermectin. Visual acuity improved to 20/80. OCT demonstrated hyporeflective spaces of the outer retina and retinal pigment epithelium, which resolved during 1-month period with improved ellipsoid layer by 6 months. Fundus autofluorescence demonstrated linear hypoautofluorescent tracks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-685
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume47
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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