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dc.contributor.authorKhanifar, A. A.
dc.contributor.authorEspiritu, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorMyung, J. S.
dc.contributor.authorAaker, G. D.
dc.contributor.authorSchuetz, A. N.
dc.contributor.authorD’Amico, D. J.
dc.contributor.authorChan, R. V. P.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-12T20:43:47Z
dc.date.available2016-09-12T20:43:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKhanifar, A. A., Espiritu, M. J., Myung, J. S., Aaker, G. D., Schuetz, A. N., D’Amico, D. J. and Chan, R. V. P. Three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography and light microscopy of an intravitreal parasite. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. 2015. 5(1): 1-6. DOI: 10.1186/s12348-015-0064-x.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1869-5760
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21135
dc.descriptionThis is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. © 2015, Khanifar et al.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Various imaging modalities play a role in diagnosing parasitic infections of the eye. We describe the spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings of an intravitreal parasite with subsequent evaluation by light microscopy. Findings: This is a case report of a 37-year-old Ecuadorian man who presented with uveitic glaucoma and a new floater in his left eye for 1 week’s duration. Full ophthalmic examination revealed an intravitreal parasite. Color fundus photography, fluorescein angiography (FA), ocular ultrasonography (US), and SD-OCT were performed. The parasite was removed via 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy and sent to pathology for evaluation. Color fundus photography and ocular ultrasonography demonstrated an elongated foreign body within the vitreous above the retina. FA demonstrated minimal vascular changes in the vicinity of the parasite. SD-OCT was utilized to visualize the parasite and to create a three-dimensional (3D) image. The parasite was determined to be most consistent with Gnathostoma spp. by morphologic analysis. Conclusions: This is the first reported case of SD-OCT of an intravitreal parasite with corresponding evaluation by pathology. SD-OCT allows non-invasive, high-resolution visualization and 3D reconstruction of parasitic anatomy which may help establish tomographic criteria for species identification.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport was provided by the St. Giles Foundation (RVPC), Departmental Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RVPC, AAK, JSM, GDA, MJE, DJD).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.subjectGnathostomaen_US
dc.subjectGnathostomiasisen_US
dc.subjectOphthalmomyiasisen_US
dc.subjectOptical coherence tomographyen_US
dc.subjectParasitic infectionen_US
dc.subjectRetinal imagingen_US
dc.titleThree-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography and light microscopy of an intravitreal parasiteen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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