The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Review of 447 Patients with Tubercular Intermediate Uveitis and Panuveitis

Agrawal R., Betzler B. K., Testi I., Mahajan S., Agarwal A., Gunasekeran D. V., ...More

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.28, no.sup1, pp.27-37, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28 Issue: sup1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1808226
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-37
  • Keywords: Anti-tubercular therapy, collaborative ocular tuberculosis study (COTS), ocular tuberculosis, tubercular intermediate uveitis, tubercular panuveitis, tubercular uveitis, uveitis
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Tubercular intermediate uveitis (TIU) and panuveitis (TBP) are difficult to manage because of limitations in diagnostic tools and lack of evidence-based treatment guidelines. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) analyzed treatment regimens and therapeutic outcomes in patients with TIU and TBP.