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Int Ophthalmol. 1995-1996;19(5):293-8.

Ocular morbidity in patients with active systemic tuberculosis.

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Vision Research Foundation, Madras, India.

Abstract

The ocular morbidity pattern in 2010 eyes of 1005 patients with active pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis was studied prospectively. A complete clinical (ocular and systemic) examination, radiologic evaluation, Mantoux test and sputum analysis for acid-fast bacilli were carried out in all patients. The ocular morbidity in patients in this study with active tuberculosis was 1.39%. The most common ocular finding was bilateral healed focal choroiditis (50%). No case of Eales' disease was found in this series. There was no statistically significant correlation between the ocular lesions and Mantoux positivity.

PMID:
8864813
DOI:
10.1007/bf00130924
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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