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Br J Ophthalmol. 1976 September; 60(9): 618–631.
PMCID: PMC1042781

Encephalitozoonosis (nosematosis) causing bilateral cataract in a rabbit.

Abstract

Bilateral cataract due to a microsporidan believed to be Encephalitozoon cuniculi (also called Nosema cuniculi) is described as an incidental finding in a laboratory rabbit. The route of infection and the significance of the findings are discussed. This is apparently the first report of cataract due to this cause.

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