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J AAPOS. 2013 Apr;17(2):206-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2012.11.014. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

Bilateral Candida endophthalmitis in a premature infant.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.

Abstract

Endogenous infantile Candida endophthalmitis is a rare but potentially devastating condition resulting from sequestration of the fungus within the lens after systemic infection. We report the case of a 20-week-old girl with a history of Candida sepsis who presented with bilateral Candida albicans endophthalmitis 15 weeks after completing a 6-week course of intravenous antifungal therapy. Prompt vitrectomy resulted in salvage of the right eye, although a total retinal detachment occurred. Cataract extraction and administration of intravenous and intravitreal amphotericin B preserved vision in the left eye.

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