Retinal vascular tumor and peripheral retinal vasculitis in the setting of systemic tuberculosis

Theodore Leng, Amy C. Schefler, Timothy G. Murray

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Abstract

Tuberculosis commonly affects the eye by causing neovascularization, peripheral vasculitis, and choroidal tubercles. The authors describe a 28-year-old man with systemic tuberculosis who presented with a retinal vascular tumor, peripheral retinal vasculitis, retinal neovascularization, and vitreous hemorrhage causing acute vision loss. He was successfully treated with systemic anti-tuberculosis medications, retinal photocoagulation, and focal ablative diode laser to the tumor. Ophthalmologists should consider performing a purified protein derivative test and a chest x-ray for any patient with a history suspicious for tuberculosis who presents with a vascular tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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