Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite can affect the brain and the eyes. The parasite can live in inside humans and animals, especially cats. When toxoplasmosis affects the eye, it is known as ocular toxoplasmosis.
Currently, the NEI does not have a factsheet on this condition.
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, Ocular toxoplasmosis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasites - Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma infection)
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Toxoplasmosis
Mayo Clinic, Toxoplasmosis
Kids Health, Toxoplasmosis
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