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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

An unusual case of scleral abscesses preceded by uveitis

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Author Details: Tanvi Poy Raiturcar*,Ugam Usgaonkar,Marushka Aguiar

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 131

Article End Page : 133


Ocular tuberculosis is a very rare clinical presentation. The limited specimen size available for investigation makes it difficult to reach an accurate diagnosis. Here is a case of uveitis which did not show any improvement with topical steroids and progressively worsened to develop scleral abscesses. The only positive history was contact with a patient of pulmonary tuberculosis and the only positive investigation was a strongly positive Mantoux test. Based on these the patient was started on anti-tuberculosis therapy and showed a dramatic improvement.
This is only the second such case reported in the literature.

Keywords: Ocular tuberculosis, Scleral abscesses, Uveitis.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1451.2019.0031