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Acute Bilateral Endophthalmitis Following Bilateral Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) Injection

Authors
Journal
Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
0974-9233
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.106402
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The clinical presentation and management of two patients who presented with acute bilateral endophthalmitis following bilateral intravitreal bevacizumab injection. Both cases were diagnosed clinically and subsequent to a vitreous sample, intravitreal ceftazidime (2.25 mg/0.1ml) and vancomycin (1 mg/0.1ml) were injected. One patient had a significant improvement in signs and symptoms after intravitreal antibiotics. However, there were was no improvement in the other patient and pars plana vitrectomy was performed bilaterally. Vitreous cultures were positive in both cases for Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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