Tuberculous Subretinal Abscess in a Non-HIV Patient with Miliary Tuberculosis

Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 13;7(3):292-300. doi: 10.1159/000453447. eCollection 2016 Sep-Dec.


This case report describes the features of a tuberculous subretinal abscess in a non-HIV patient. It includes the characterization of the lesion with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus autofluorescence examination. SD-OCT and autofluorescence imaging showed external retinal involvement during development of the tuberculous subretinal abscess. Patients with tuberculous lesions need a multidisciplinary approach, since the disease may involve any part of the body. In this case in particular, incidental findings at computed tomography scan led to the detection of this rare ocular manifestation of tuberculous disease.

Keywords: Fundus autofluorescence; Miliary tuberculosis; Optical coherence tomography; Subretinal abscess.

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