Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec;17(6):557-61. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e32801094ca.


Purpose of review: The purpose of this review is to update the latest information on a long-recognized infectious disease, ocular toxoplasmosis.

Recent findings: Topics include how the disease is acquired, how to make a clinical diagnosis, and what laboratory tests to order when the diagnosis is not clear. New insights into the genetic make-up of the parasite and new treatment alternatives are discussed.

Summary: Recent findings are updated on the epidemiologic status of the disease, methods for correct diagnosis of unusual presentations, and alternative therapies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • DNA, Protozoan / analysis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prognosis
  • Toxoplasma / genetics
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular* / diagnosis
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular* / drug therapy
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular* / epidemiology


  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • DNA, Protozoan