Tuberculosis is a ubiquitous disease and a public health problem of major importance in almost all developing and underdeveloped countries. It can involve any part of the body, including the eye. We report a case of a young child presenting with a painful blind eye with leucocoria, where a misdiagnosis of retinoblastoma was made clinically. The eye was enucleated, and subsequent pathological examination led to a final diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis. The patient was put on anti-tubercular treatment, and responded well.
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