Year : 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-61

Choroidal Tuberculoma Presenting with Exudative Retinal Detachment in a Young Male: A Case Report

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria; LV Prasad Eye Institute, Mithu Tulsi Chanri Campus, Bhubaneshwar, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Dr. Yewande O Babalola
Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.4103/njo.njo_18_20

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An 18-year-old male student presented with a 1 month history of poor vision in the right eye. Ocular examination revealed visual acuity of hand movement and 20/20 in the right and left eyes, respectively. Inflammatory cells were present in the anterior chamber of the right eye. Fundus examination revealed a right exudative retinal detachment with a tuberculoma in the superotemporal quadrant, whereas the left eye was normal. There was a positive history of contact with a relative with pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient was treated with a combination of antituberculous therapy and oral corticosteroids for 6 months following which the lesion resolved completely with full recovery of vision to 20/20 in the right eye.

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