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What Lies Beneath a White Cataract: Uncommon Presentation of Bilateral Ocular Tuberculosis

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 443-446

Keywords : Uveitis; ocular tuberculosis; serpiginous-like choroiditis;

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Purpose: to report a rare presentation of isolated bilateral ocular tuberculosis. Methods: a 34 years old female patient with the history of an old contact with a tuberculous patient consulted for a white cataract in her right eye associated with floaters. Results: ophthalmological examination showed white dense cataract in the OD, the dilated fundus in the left eye showed limited chorioretinal atrophy that could go unnoticed correlating with presumed tuberculosis-related serpiginous like choroiditis. The laboratory tests plead for a high suspicion of ocular tuberculosis. Conclusion: ocular tuberculosis is a great mimicker infection which still make it a serious challenge in our clinical practice.

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