One of two cases of endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in abusers of intravenously administered drugs was treated successfully by subtotal pars plana vitrectomy; amphotericin B administered by intravitreal, periocular, and systemic routes; and flucytosine administered systemically. Aspergillus sp should be considered a possible pathogenic organism in drug abusers with endogenous endophthalmitis. An aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach may result in preservation of useful vision.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of ophthalmology|
|State||Published - May 1980|
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