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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 436-437  

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Vitreoretina Services, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, 5027, Kedar Nath Road, Daryaganj, New-Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication20-Oct-2012

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Manisha Agarwal
Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, 5027, Kedar Nath Road Daryaganj, New-Delhi
India
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Agarwal M, Jha V, Chaudhary SP, Singh AK. Authors' reply. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2012;19:436-7

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Sir,

We thank the author [1] for the encouraging comments on our article "Multifocal cysticercosis and optical coherence tomography findings in a child,". [2] There is an increased amount of inflammation associated with intraocular cysticercosis which further increases as toxins are released by the cyst when using anti-helminthic medications. Hence, antihelminthic medications are avoided preoperatively. However anti-inflammatory drugs such as systemic and topical corticosteroids are used preoperatively and postoperatively for a longer duration to control the associated inflammation, as we used in this case. Control of inflammation with intravitreal corticosteroids though reported, [3] is avoided in a young patient to avoid a secondary rise of intraocular pressure in the case of a steroid responder. Early diagnosis and management followed by a regular postoperative follow up does play an important role in the successful management of these cases.

 
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1.Wiwanitkit V. Multifocal cysticercosis and optical coherence tomography. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2012;19:436.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Agarwal M, Jha V, Chaudhary SP, Singh AK. Multifocal cysticercosis with optical coherence tomography findings in a child. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2012;19:240-2.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Pantaleão GR, Borges de Souza AD, Rodrigues EB, Coelho AI. The use of systemic and intravitreous steroid in inflammation secondary to intraocular cysticercosis: Case report. Arq Bras Oftalmol 2007;70:1006-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
    



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