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Article
November 1970

RETINAL WORMS

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(5):703. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040705030

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Abstract

To the Editor.  —I usually have a chuckle when I run across a scientific report which describes some "new" and interesting phenomenon that I recall as having read about somewhere else. That charitable chuckle, however, turns to chagrin when it was your own article that was inadvertently overlooked!Price and Wadsworth's "An lntraretinal Worm" (Arch Ophthal83:768, 1970) did not cite our "An Intraretinal Nematode" (Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng72:855, 1968). We documented two cases with retinal nematodes of the same relative size as theirs—roughly 400μ, uncoiled length. I believe their worm was probably also a Toxocara, despite nomal results from serologic tests. We stressed that the anti-A and anti-B titers might be useful diagnostic adjuncts for a presumptive diagnosis of Toxocara, although, of course, a definitive diagnosis can be made only pathologically. In addition we concluded, as did they, that a healed macular lesion can result

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