Choroidal tuberculomas without evidence of extraocular tuberculosis

  • Ahmad M. Mansour
  • Robert Haymond


A 32-year-old man developed unilateral visual loss. Disseminated large choroidal nodules and granulomatous optic neuropathy were observed in one eye and responded to antituberculous therapy with return of vision. There was no clinical evidence of extraocular tuberculosis. Disseminated choroiditis can be the presenting sign in tuberculosis and the single accessible yet noninvasive evidence for spread of the mycobacteria.


Public Health Nodule Tuberculosis Neuropathy Clinical Evidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad M. Mansour
    • 1
  • Robert Haymond
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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