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Abstract

This case series aims to discuss cases of bilateral optic neuritis secondary to presumed ocular tuberculosis (TB) in two immunocompetent adults. Ocular TB has been associated with optic neuritis, but bilateral cases in immunocompetent individuals are rarely seen. We report a case series of two young healthy adults with bilateral painless optic neuritis as the presenting feature of ocular TB. Clinical examination, TB tests, and angiographic studies supported the diagnosis. All patients were started on anti-TB medication followed by oral prednisolone and had visual improvement a few weeks after treatment. As a conclusion, these cases highlight an atypical case of ocular TB presentation in immunocompetent individuals and thorough investigation is pertinent to preserve the visual function.