ID#: 14629
Note the presence of a cysticercus, the larval form of the Taenia solium pork tapeworm, in the pupil of this patient’s left eye. Although rare, cysticerci may float in the eye, causing blurry, or obstructed vision. Infection in the eyes may cause swelling, or detachment of the retina.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. H. Zaiman, Dr. Myron G. Schultz
Creation Date: 1975
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