Retinal vascular tumor and peripheral retinal vasculitis in the setting of systemic tuberculosis.

Abstract

Tuberculosis commonly affects the eye by causing neovascularization, peripheral vasculitis, and choroidal tubercles. The authors describe a 28-year-old man with systemic tuberculosis who presented with a retinal vascular tumor, peripheral retinal vasculitis, retinal neovascularization, and vitreous hemorrhage causing acute vision loss. He was successfully treated with systemic anti-tuberculosis medications, retinal photocoagulation, and focal ablative diode laser to the tumor. Ophthalmologists should consider performing a purified protein derivative test and a chest x-ray for any patient with a history suspicious for tuberculosis who presents with a vascular tumor.

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@article{Leng2009RetinalVT, title={Retinal vascular tumor and peripheral retinal vasculitis in the setting of systemic tuberculosis.}, author={Theodore Leng and Amy C. Schefler and Timothy Garrett Murray}, journal={Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye}, year={2009}, volume={40 4}, pages={409-12} }