First Author: M.Agarwal INDIA
Co Author(s): V. Jha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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To study the varied manifestations of ocular tuberculosis.
6 patients who presented to a tertiary eye care centre in North India with different ocular signs and symptoms and no past history of systemic tuberculosis, were investigated and diagnosed to have ocular tuberculosis.
Prospective interventional case series of 6 patients who were clinically suspected to have ocular tuberculosis were documented. These cases were investigated by collecting samples from the eye for microbiological examination, histopathology and polymerase chain reaction. All the patients were treated with oral anti-tubercular treatment and oral or topical corticosteroids.1 patient underwent enucleation and one underwent pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil injection.
2 patients presented with conjunctival tuberculosis, 2 patients with posterior uveitis ,1 patient with recurrent vasculitis and 1 patient with endophthalmitis. 4 patients responded well to the treatment and 1 patient underwent enucleation
Ocular tuberculosis may be diagnosed with or without systemic tuberculosis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment may help salvage the vision in these patients.