Ocular toxoplasmosis can be congenital or acquired. In congenital form, the parasite (derived from the feces of the cat) enters from the placenta from the affected mother in pregnancy. If the toxoplasma affects the macula and choroid, the damage may be permanent and the loss of vision severe.
The child finds it difficult to recognize faces, objects and colors. He is unable to read and in order to distinguish anything on television he has to get too close. It is impossible to attend the course on the school board.
The solution to this major problem in the child’s life is given by special low vision glasses, which diffuse light throughout the retina, training the eye to see from the periphery. In this way, vision increases very soon, difficulties are limited and the child regains almost normal vision.