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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-113

Ocular Toxicity Of Ethambutol - A Clinical Study



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U. S Tiwari


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A total of 269 smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients were analysed. They were receiving 20 mg/kg body weight of ethambutol. The optic nerve involvement was seen in 2.2% of the patients. Colour blindness was not a prominent feature. If drug is continued after onset of vision changes, irreversible damage is likely.


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