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February 1982

Experimental Ocular Toxoplasmosis in Primates

Author Affiliations

From the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California Medical School, San Francisco. Dr Culbertson is now with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(2):321-323. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030323021

• The rabbit serves as the only existing experimental model for ocular toxoplasmosis. This model has many deficiencies. Our technique for the production of acute toxoplasmic retinitis in monkeys is described herein. This primate model should be more representative than the rabbit model of human ocular toxoplasmosis.

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