Hypopyon in the context of tuberculous uveitis

Clin Exp Optom. 2012 Mar;95(2):241-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00680.x. Epub 2012 Jan 9.


An 86-year-old man presented with blurred vision and pain in the left eye. A slitlamp examination revealed anterior uveitis with hypopyon. During the investigation of the uveitis, the diagnosis of tuberculosis was confirmed. Hypopyon is a rare manifestation of uveitis due to tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / diagnosis*
  • Uveitis, Anterior / diagnosis*
  • Uveitis, Anterior / microbiology*
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis
  • Vision Disorders / microbiology