• Users Online: 460
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 524-525

Intermediate uveitis: A rare diagnosis of brucellosis in eastern India

Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bratatee Roy
Landmark Apartments, Anil Nagar, Rajgarh Link Road, Guwahati, Assam - 781 007
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3024_20

Rights and Permissions

Brucellosis is endemic to India but remains highly underdiagnosed. We report an unusual case of intermediate uveitis with Brucella etiology (BE). A 45-year old female from eastern India complains of diminution of vision and floaters in both eyes (BE), worsening over the last 6 months. Previously, she received on and off oral steroids for 2 years. Her BCVA in right eye (RE) was 20/160 and left eye (LE) was 20/200. She had old keratic precipitates, posterior subcapsular cataract, and vitritis in BE. On ELISA, she was positive for Brucella IgM antibodies. Subsequently, oral antibiotics improved her vision. Ocular involvement in brucellosis, can cause severe vision-threatening complications. An early diagnosis of brucellosis can thus save sight.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded10    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal