Successful visual outcome following vitrectomy for complication of ocular tuberculosis

Norshamsiah, MD and Muhaya, M and Bastion, MLC (2012) Successful visual outcome following vitrectomy for complication of ocular tuberculosis. Journal of Surgical Academia, 2 (2). pp. 56-59. ISSN 2231-7481

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A 24-year-old Chinese gentleman presented with two weeks history of sudden floaters in his right temporal visual field associated with blurring of vision. This ex-smoker also reported chronic, bloody cough for two years and recent pleuritic chest pain. Examination revealed a thin patient with right eye visual acuity of 6/18 associated with optic nerve dysfunction, optic disc swelling and macula star, retinal vasculitis and retinitis. Despite anti-tuberculosis medication and corticosteroids, he developed neovascularisation. Subsequent vitreous haemorrhage necessitated trans pars plana vitrectomy, membrane peeling, endolaser and silicone oil injection. Final visual acuity was 6/9 with quiescent retinopathy.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Ocular tuberculosis; vitreous haemorrhage; epiretinal membrane; vitrectomy; silicone oil
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:5948
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:07 Feb 2013 09:54
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:39

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