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Choroidal granuloma: a case of ocular tuberculosis

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Mr. Michail Katzakis MD, FEBO, Dr Phil GF Raines FRCP, Miss Sudeshna Patra, FRCS (ophth)
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 6, p.14 (123Doc Education, London, June 2015)


Ocular tuberculosis (TB) is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary TB. We present the case of a 21-year-old female South Asian patient with systemic TB who developed choroidal granulomas in the left eye. Following successful treatment with anti-TB therapy the granulomas resolved forming chorioretinal scars. However, this was complicated by the development of a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) at the site of the scar one year later.

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Mr. Michail Katzakis MD, FEBO

Senior Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology
Eye Treatment Centre
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Whipps Cross Road
Leytonstone, London, E11 1NR

Dr Phil GF Raines FRCP

Consultant Respiratory Physician
Chest Clinic
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Whipps Cross Road
Leytonstone, London, E11 1NR

Miss Sudeshna Patra, FRCS (ophth) (Corresponding author)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Eye Treatment Centre
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Whipps Cross Road


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