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Aspergillus nigerendophthalmitis after cataract surgery

Authors
Journal
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
0886-3350
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0886-3350(01)01264-0
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract We report a 65-year-old diabetic woman who developed Aspergillus niger endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. She presented 9 weeks after extracapsular cataract extraction with a black growth covering the cornea and moderate echoes in the vitreous on ultrasonography. After microbiological confirmation of fungal endophthalmitis, the patient received intravitreal amphoterecin B 5 μg, topical natamycin 5% hourly, atropine 1% 3 times, and oral antifungal therapy. The patient was told the visual prognosis and was advised to have penetrating keratoplasty and vitrectomy, which she refused.

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