Hypopyon and pseudoendophthalmitis 1 month after vitrectomy for retinal detachment with subretinal hemorrhage

Zayna Nahas, Gary Shienbaum, William E. Smiddy, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

The presence of postoperative hypopyon warrants consideration of the diagnosis of infectious endophthalmitis, but other etiologies may mimic a hypopyon. The differential diagnosis of a postoperative hypopyon must include causes of pseudoendophthalmitis to avoid unnecessary and invasive interventions. The context and clinical presentation are the most important factors allowing such a distinction. A patient with a hypopyon and elevated intraocular pressure presented 1 month after pars plana vitrectomy for a hemorrhagic retinal detachment. Slit lamp examination disclosed khaki-colored cells layered in the anterior chamber, and a diagnosis of pseudoendophthalmitis was made. The hypopyon resolved without intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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