Irido-lenticular abscess as the initial sign of Candida albicans endogenous endophthalmitis.

Puneet S. Braich, Jonathan S. Chang, Thomas A. Albini, Amy C. Schefler

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Abstract

A-33-year-old man presented with 9 days of conjunctival erythema, pain, and worsening vision in the left eye. Anterior segment examination was significant for a well-defined, cream-colored iridociliary mass. Ultrasound biomicroscopy demonstrated an iris lesion with ciliary body and lenticular involvement. The authors performed a pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy with an iris biopsy. Culture of the vitreous cassette and iris mass yielded a diagnosis of Candida albicans endophthalmitis. Clinicians encountering an iris nodule with lenticular involvement, even in an immunocompetent adult, are urged to consider a diagnosis of an endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to C. albicans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e107-109
JournalOphthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye
Volume42 Online
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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