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An uncommon case with intravitreal worm
  1. H Gungel1,
  2. N Kara1,
  3. E Y Pinarci1,
  4. S Albayrak1,
  5. D O Baylancicek1,
  6. H K Uysal2
  1. 1
    Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2
    Microbiology Department and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Dr N Kara, Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital, 34001 Istanbul, Turkey; dr.necipkara{at}

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A 51-year-old woman who lives in northeastern Turkey presented with diminished vision in the right eye with a 1-year duration. On examination, best corrected visual acuity was 2/10 in the right eye and 10/10 in the left eye. The slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment revealed no significant findings in either eye. Intraocular pressure was within normal limits. Ophthalmoscopic examination disclosed a slender motile parasite held on the Weiss ring and old multiple chorioretinitis foci in …

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was provided by the Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital Ethics Committee.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.

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