Purpose: To measure the prevalence of toxoplasmic retinal scars in a young universitary population. Design: Observational cohort study. Methods: The study was performed at the "Universidad del Quindío," Armenia (Colombia), from November to December 2005. Indirect ocular funduscopy by ophthalmologists was performed in students, teachers, and administrative staff between 18 and 45 years of age without previous ocular pathology. The diagnostic criteria were based on the observation of typical funduscopic lesions and the detection of positive immunoglobulin (Ig) G anti-Toxoplasma antibodies. Results: From a total of 200 people, 12 (6%) had inactive retinochoroidal scars.
|Translated title of the contribution||Examen por oftalmoscopia para la retinocoroiditis por Toxoplasma en Colombia|
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2007|