Ocular myocysticercosis: an unusual case of ptosis
Keywords:Cysticercosis, levator palpebrae superioris, superior rectus
Background: Cysticercosis is common in endemic countries like India. It can have various clinical manifestations depending on the tissue involved. It refers to a parasitic infestation by Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of the pork tapeworm or Taenia solium.
Objective: To report an unusual case of ocular cysticercosis involving the levator palpebrae superioris and superior rectus muscle of the right eye.
Case description: A young, male adult was diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the skull and orbit to have right-sided ocular cysticercosis. The patient was treated with oral prednisolone and albendazole, to which he showed a significant improvement.
Conclusion: Ocular myocysticercosis can be diagnosed by MRI and be treated medically with steroid and albendazole.
Nepal J Ophthalmol 2013; 5(10): 279-281
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