Ocular mycobacteriosis—dual infection of M. tuberculosis com
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Nontubercular mycobacterium (NTM) infections are difficult to identify thus causing a delay in the diagnosis and treatment.The agents causing NTM infections are found ubiquitously in soil, dust, and water. Human infection is thought to be acquired from environmental exposures. In the literature, only nine cases of uveitis caused by NTM have been reported. Of these, five were detected in immunocompromised patients.We report a novel case of subretinal granuloma caused by dual infection with M. tuberculosis complex and M. fortuitum leading to an unfavorable outcome in a non-HIV patient. A 38-year-old Indian male presented with decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months. His vision was 6/6 in the right eye and 3/60 in the left eye. The intraocular pressure with Goldmann applanation tonometry was 16 and 18 mmHg in the right and left eye, respectively.

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