Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Candida parapsilosis: clinical features and treatment outcomes.

Richard Scartozzi, David Tom, Peter E. Liggett, Harry W Flynn

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Abstract

Three consecutive patients with postoperative Candida parapsilosis endophthalmitis presented from a single surgeon and surgery center after uncomplicated cataract surgery. All patients were treated with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), intraocular lens removal, total capsulectomy, and intraoperative injection of intravitreal antifungal agent. Intraoperative cultures of undiluted vitreous and lens capsule were all positive for the fungus. All patients also received oral antifungal agents postoperatively. Two of these patients received several serial intravitreal antifungal injections after PPV. Following these treatments, all infections were resolved and vision outcomes were favorable at last follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOphthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye
Volume42 Online
StatePublished - May 16 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Endophthalmitis
Candida
Intravitreal Injections
Temazepam
Antifungal Agents
Vitrectomy
Intraocular Lenses
Cataract
Lenses
Capsules
Fungi
Infection
Therapeutics

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