J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 58(2); 2017 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2017;58(2):156-164.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2017.58.2.156    Published online February 15, 2017.
Clinical Manifestation and Outcomes of Neuroretinitis in Korea.
Su Gyeong Jang, Kang Yeun Pak, Han Jo Kwon, Seung Min Lee, Sung Who Park, Ik Soo Byon, Ji Eun Lee
1Department of Ophthalmology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. oph97@naver.com
2Department of Ophthalmology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
한국인 신경망막염 환자의 임상양상 및 예후
부산대학교 의학전문대학원 부산대학교병원 안과학교실1, 부산대학교 의학전문대학원 양산부산대학교병원 안과학교실2
Correspondence:  Sung Who Park,
Email: oph97@naver.com
Received: 21 July 2016   • Revised: 14 December 2016   • Accepted: 23 January 2017
In the present study, the clinical characteristics and outcomes of neuroretinitis in Korea were investigated. METHODS: Seven consecutive patients with neuroretinitis from 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The present study included 9 eyes of 7 patients. The subjects consisted of 5 males and 2 females and the mean age was 45.1 ± 13.2 years. Two patients had Influenza-like symptoms and the others had no specific general symptoms. The mean best corrected visual acuity was logMAR 0.48 ± 0.55 (0-1.6) on the initial visit. Four patients 40 years of age or under had no abnormal findings in laboratory work-up. Conversely, 3 patients over 40 years of age were positive for Toxocara based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Two of 3 patients positive for Toxocara were treated with albendazole and 1was not. Eight eyes had good visual recovery over 20/30 except for 1 patient who did not take the albendazole despite being positive for Toxocara detected using ELISA. CONCLUSIONS: Three of 7 patients with neuroretinitis in Korea showed positive results for Toxocara based on ELISA. In cases with seropositive Toxocara ELISA results, albendazole treatment should be considered.
Key Words: Neuroretinitis;Ocular toxocariasis;Optic neuritis;Toxocara;Toxocariasis

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