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Eales disease and latent tuberculosis

Hello,
I had surgery for retinal detachment due to prolonged eales disease and Silicon Oil is filled in to my one eye. Doctors suspect that I might have had Latent Tuberculosis infection in the past. I just got TB Gold Test done and it is positive for Latent Tuberculosis. My question is that - If I treat my Latent Tuberculosis will Ealses disease be cured forever?

Please help.

Gauri
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NO

JCH MD
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Thank you for your answer.

Just to ensure that I interpreted it correctly - You mean once Eales disease is developed due to LTB then irrespective of whether you treat LTB or not Eales disease will anyway takes its own future course.

Kindly let me know if my understanding is correct.

Thanks.

Gauri

233488 tn?1310693103
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Physicians rarely use "always" and "never" because there are so many different courses that the same disease takes in different people. I do not think you can state absolutely what will or will not happen once LTB is treated with regard to Eales disease.

I will tell you your personal Eye MDs are the best source of information

JCHMD
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