Successful management of tubercular subretinal granulomas

Gupta, Vishali, Gupta, Amod, Sachdeva, Naresh, Arora, Sunil and Bambery, Pradeep (2006) Successful management of tubercular subretinal granulomas. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 14 1: 35-40. doi:10.1080/09273940500269939

Author Gupta, Vishali
Gupta, Amod
Sachdeva, Naresh
Arora, Sunil
Bambery, Pradeep
Title Successful management of tubercular subretinal granulomas
Journal name Ocular Immunology and Inflammation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0927-3948
Publication date 2006-02-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09273940500269939
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 35
End page 40
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To report the successful management of 12 eyes of 11 patients with tubercular subretinal granulomas.


Eleven consecutive patients with a presumed or confirmed diagnosis of tubercular subretinal granulomas were treated with four-drug anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy with concomitant oral corticosteroids. Two patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy.

The study included seven males and four women with a median age of 30.5 years. Ten eyes responded well to medical management and a final visual acuity of 20/80 or better was achieved in eight of them. The eyes subjected to pars plana vitrectomy had a relatively worse outcome.

Tubercular subretinal granulomas are amenable to medical management provided an early diagnosis is made and treatment is initiated promptly. Once the diagnosis of presumed or confirmed tuberculosis is established, surgical intervention should be avoided.
Keyword Granuloma
Ocular tuberculosis
Ocular tuberculosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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