Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Ethambutol induced acute ocular toxicity: A rare case report!

Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Attavar, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Parul Kodan
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2276-7096.132575

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Ethambutol is a widely used first line agent against tuberculosis, which still remains a disease of significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. We hereby present a rare case of ethambutol induced acute blindness. Even though, it is a rare incidence of severe form of toxicity of this widely used drug the possible consequences can be alarming for the medical fraternity who is rampantly using this drug.

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