Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the eye, Ocular Toxoplasma infections frequently cause significant inflammation and subsequent scarring which may temporarily or permanently impair vision. The infection can be transmitted through pregnant mothers to their baby(congenital) causing localized scarring (retina and underlying choroid). The chorioretinal scars do not affect vision unless the scar involves the central portion of the retina (the macula).
Speaker:Dr. Marcia Beatriz Tartarella
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Sao Paulo
Understanding the disease entity Ocular Toxoplasmosis and use of digital imaging for detection and diagnosis may help aid in better visual outcomes for these patients.
At the end of the presentation, the clinician will be able to:
• Understand Ocular Toxoplasmosis and how it may affect the eyes of patients
• Understand the various other eye diseases that contribute to childhood blindness
• Understand the clinical manifestations of toxoplasmosis
• Understand the treatment/therapy options
• Understand the important role of digital imaging for Toxoplasmosis patients
|Unit 1||Toxoplasmosis - Video Lecture|
|Unit 2||Toxoplasmosis - The Quiz|