BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-218645

Intravitreal cysticercosis with full thickness macular hole: management outcome and intraoperative optical coherence tomography features

  1. Atul Kumar
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karthikeya R, karthikeya.r{at}, karthikeya_chatra{at}
  • Accepted 29 March 2017
  • Published 21 April 2017


Ocular cysticercosis is a serious condition with a potential for complete vision loss if left untreated. Intravitreal cysticercosis is the most common ocular form of cysticercosis and is associated with retinal detachment, retinal traction, subretinal scarring and vitritis. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report of the occurrence of a live intravitreal cysticercosis with a full thickness macular hole (FTMH) in the literature. We here report a case of live intravitreal cysticercosis with a FTMH along with its management and intraoperative optical coherence tomography features of the live cysticercus.


  • Contributor KR: data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, manuscript preparation.

    RDR: data acquisition, manuscript preparation, critical revision of the manuscript. PK: m

    anuscript preparation and critical revision of the manuscript. AK: c

    onception and design of the work, critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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