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Question:
I am a nurse from Indiana and I am currently on a mission to help my little sister who is suffering from vision loss secondary to ocular toxoplasmosis. She has lost vision in one eye and is progressively losing vision in the other. When she was a child we were told that there were experimental surgeries to remove the scar tissue causing vision loss and that was 10 to 15 years ago. Now that she is an adult, doctors have told her that there are no such procedures. I cannot believe that with modern medicine there isn't something out there that may help my little sister. We just want her to be able to enjoy life as much like the rest of us as possible. If you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:
Unfortunately, the earlier surgical attempts to treat ocular toxoplasmosis proved to be ineffective. There was better success with ocular histoplasmosis in some patients but the long term benefits were limited. Currently the best treatment for ocular toxoplasmosis is drug therapy.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Diseases

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