|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 301
Management challenge: Optic disc granuloma in pulmonary tuberculosis
Priya Sivakumar, Rajesh Vedachalam, Nirmala Devy
Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Care, Puducherry, India
|Date of Web Publication||30-Jan-2018|
Dr. Priya Sivakumar
Aravind Eye Care, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry - 605 007
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Sivakumar P, Vedachalam R, Devy N. Management challenge: Optic disc granuloma in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:301
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Sivakumar P, Vedachalam R, Devy N. Management challenge: Optic disc granuloma in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 16];66:301. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/2/301/224085
A 45-year-old gentleman presented with chronic cough and defective vision in his right eye. The best-corrected vision was 5/60, and fundus examination revealed optic disc granuloma with surrounding retinal edema [Figure 1]a. The chest X-ray showed a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe [Figure 1]b and sputum culture was positive for tuberculosis. The patient was started on standard 4-drug antitubercular therapy along with oral prednisolone 1 mg/kg in tapering dose in view of his ocular condition. On follow-up, disc granuloma resolved [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d and visual acuity improved to 6/18. Ocular damage occurs as the result of infection as well as reactive tissue inflammation. Treatment has to address both arms.,,,
|Figure 1: (a) Ocular fundus photo showing optic nerve head granuloma (arrowhead), peripapillary retinal edema (asterisx), and engorged retinal veins (arrow). (b) Chest X-ray showing cavitary lesion (arrowhead) in the right upper lobe. (c) Resolving optic disc granuloma (arrowhead) and peripheral chorioretinal lesion (arrow) 1-month postantitubercular treatment. (d) Complete resolution of granuloma (arrowhead) with peripheral chorioretinal scarring (arrow) 3-month postantitubercular treatment|
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