Case Report

Tuberculosis of The Sclera - Case Report

  • Ilker Eser
  • Gamze Uçan
  • Bülent Yazici
  • Saduman Balaban Adim

Received Date: 27.03.2008 Accepted Date: 13.06.2008 Turk J Ophthalmol 2008;38(4):350-352

A 53-year-old female patient who presented with an inflamated scleral mass was diagnosed as scleral tuberculosis as a result of histopathologic evaluation. Systemic evaluation showed no evidence of tuberculosis. The patient received a multi-drug anti-tuberculosis treatment for 9 months. After treatment, all ocular symptoms improved and no recurrence occurred in the 22 months following the treatment. Scleral tuberculoma should be considered in patients presented with an inflammated mass in the sclera. In some cases, histopathological findings and positive response to the medical treatment may be sufficient for the diagnosis.

Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, sclera, treatment, tuberculosis

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