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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Aug;35(8):1468-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.04.026.

Fusarium endophthalmitis following refractive lens exchange for correction of high myopia.

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Department of Ophthalmology, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut for Retinology and Biomicroscopic Laser Surgery, Rudolf Foundation Clinic, Vienna, Austria.


We report a case of Fusarium endophthalmitis following refractive lens exchange (RLE) for the correction of high myopia that was initially diagnosed as lens-induced uveitis. Endophthalmitis is a rare but often devastating complication of intraocular lens surgery. In contrast to cataract surgery, in which the potential increase in visual acuity clearly outweighs the potential risks involved in the procedure, RLE has all the potential risks of conventional cataract surgery and the indication for surgery, "no more glasses or contact lenses," is not that straightforward.

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