Punctate outer retinal toxoplasmosis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985 Sep;103(9):1332-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1985.01050090084037.


Classic ocular toxoplasmosis initially involves inner retinal layers and is associated with marked vitreous reaction. We encountered three cases of punctate outer retinal toxoplasmosis, a subset of ocular toxoplasmosis that is characterized by multifocal gray-white lesions at the level of deep retina and retinal pigment epithelium and that is associated with little or no overlying vitreous reaction. Acute lesions may resolve to form fine granular white dots. Recognition of this uncommon presentation of toxoplasmosis is important, since there is some evidence that treatment of toxoplasmosis may be effective.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Photoreceptor Cells / pathology
  • Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Diseases / pathology
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / diagnosis*
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / pathology