Intraocular Nematode Affixed to Posterior Lens Capsule. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina Karth, P. A., Swinney, C. C., Moshfeghi, D. M., Yannuzzi, L. A., Pang, C. E., Leng, T. 2015; 46 (10): 1066-1067


The clinical presentation of an intraocular nematode unusually affixed to the posterior lens capsule is described. A 64-year-old female patient presented with a 7-year history of gradually declining vision and enlarging central scotoma, but no inflammation. On follow-up 2 years later, vision had further declined and a non-motile, 8-mm nematode was seen affixed to the posterior lens capsule that remained unchanged through final follow-up. The patient disclosed having resided in Africa as a child. Systemic review revealed no evidence of extraocular involvement. Nematode carcasses may remain preserved in the human eye for extended periods without ongoing inflammation.

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