SURGERY CAN BE AVOIDED IN EXTRA OCULAR AND ORBITAL MYOCYSTICERCOSIS

  • Mohammed Ather Professor of Ophthalmology, Gandhi Medical College, Musheerabad, India
  • P Padmavathi Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India
  • D Padma Prabha Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India
  • Mirza Mohammed Mohiuddin Baig Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India
  • Dr Nasreen Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, TS, India
  • Pallavi Gupta Junior Resident, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India

Abstract

Aim: To study the efficacy of Albendazole in treating Extra ocular and Orbital Myocysticercosis.

Materials and Methods: This is a prospective interventional  case study conducted at Department of Oculoplasty and Orbital disorder of Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital which is a tertiary care eye hospital. 6 cases of Myocysticercosis, 4 males and 2 females presented between Jan 2014 to June 2014 at department of Oculoplasty were included in the study. After clinical examination and radiological confirmation patients were given oral Albendazole 400mg bd for 3 weeks along with Tab.Prednisolone 1mg /Kg of body weight. They were evaluated clinically for control of symptoms like pain, redness and protrusion of eyeball and regression of signs like reduction in chemosis, Proptosis and tenderness.

Results: All 6 cases responded to medical treatment by Albendazole and Prednisolone by total reduction in symptoms and signs thereby avoiding surgery on them.

Conclusion: Ocular and Orbital Myocysticercosis respond well to medical treatment by Tab.Albendazole along with Tab. Prednisolone.

Key Words: Myocysticercosis, Albendazole, Proptosis, Prednisolone.
Keywords: Myocysticercosis, Albendazole, Proptosis, Prednisolone.

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Author Biographies

Mohammed Ather, Professor of Ophthalmology, Gandhi Medical College, Musheerabad, India
Professor of Ophthalmology, Gandhi Medical College, Musheerabad, India
P Padmavathi, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India

D Padma Prabha, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad TS, India

Mirza Mohammed Mohiuddin Baig, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India
Dr Nasreen, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, TS, India

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, TS, India

Pallavi Gupta, Junior Resident, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India

Junior Resident, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, TS, India

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Ather M, Padmavathi P, Prabha D, Baig M, Nasreen D, Gupta P. SURGERY CAN BE AVOIDED IN EXTRA OCULAR AND ORBITAL MYOCYSTICERCOSIS. JDDT [Internet]. 13Mar.2015 [cited 23Feb.2020];5(2):115-6. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1083