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Fungal corneal ulcer and bacterial orbital cellulitis occur as complications of bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in an immunocompetent patient.
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PMID:  23448560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT Purpose: To report a case of fungal corneal ulcer and bacterial orbital cellulitis as complications of bacterial endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. Methods: A 51-year-old man underwent anterior chamber irrigation and aspiration in the left eye one day after cataract surgery because of bacterial endophthalmitis. Marked lid swelling with purulent discharge was developed after 5 days. Slit lamp examination showed generalized corneal ulcer and pus in the total anterior chamber. A computerized tomography scan showed left retrobulbar fat stranding with thickened optic disc. Streptococcus pneumonia was cultured from corneal scraping, vireous, and subconjunctival pus. Results: The patient improved gradually with antibiotics treatments, but the corneal ulcer did not fully recover 2 months after cataract surgery. Candida albicans was detected in repetitive corneal culture. After antifungal and antibacterial therapy, the corneal epithelium had healed, but phthisis bulbi had developed. Conclusion: Fungal corneal ulcer and bacterial orbital cellulitis can occur as complications of endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient.
Eun Chul Kim; Man Soo Kim; Nam Yeo Kang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ophthalmology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1744-5205     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8610759     Medline TA:  Semin Ophthalmol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea , Seoul , Korea.
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