Tubercular Anterior Uveitis

  • Vishali Gupta
  • Sarakshi Mahajan
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Tubercular anterior uveitis presents as granulomatous inflammation with large, mutton-fat keratic precipitates and iris nodules. Patients also have broad-based posterior synechiae and complicated cataracts. The index chapter provides various examples of tuberculosis-related granulomatous anterior uveitis and their management.


Anterior Uveitis Keratic Precipitate Antituberculosis Treatment Cervical Adenitis Granulomatous Uveitis 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Bansal R, Gupta A, Gupta V, Dogra MR, Bambery P, Arora SK. Role of anti-tubercular therapy in uveitis with latent/manifest tuberculosis. (original article). Am J Ophthalmol. 2008;146:772–9.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Eye CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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