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Resolution of Large Choroidal Tuberculoma following Monotherapy with Intravitreal Ranibizumab.

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Summary of "Resolution of Large Choroidal Tuberculoma following Monotherapy with Intravitreal Ranibizumab."

Ocular tuberculosis can have protean manifestations. Anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) and oral steroids are employed in the management of this condition. There is evidence in the literature which has highlighted the use of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs as an adjunct to systemic therapy. Report of the Case: A 44-year-old male presented with a decrease of vision in the right eye was diagnosed choroidal tuberculoma with massive exudation and subretinal fluid. The patient was treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injection. The lesion regressed completely within 6 weeks without any additional systemic corticosteroids and ATT without any recurrence over 6 months during follow-up.

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Name: Ocular immunology and inflammation
ISSN: 1744-5078
Pages: 1-4

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