Ocular toxoplasmosis is a type of inner eye infection. It is a leading cause of Posterior Uveitis in the United States. Posterior Uveitis affects the retina, located at the back of the eye, and the choroid, its blood supply.
Ocular toxoplasmosis is a condition that develops in some people after toxoplasmosis parasite infection. The infection may be transmitted because of contamination, or it may be transmitted from an infected mother to a baby during pregnancy. People with suppressed immune systems are the most vulnerable to the effects of toxoplasmosis.
Toxoplasmosis can cause blurred vision, mild eye pain, and lead to vision loss. It can cause blindness and severe medical problems in newborns. Ocular toxoplasmosis is treated with medications. Surgery may be necessary in severe cases.