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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;66(3):461-463. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_889_17.

Successful management of bee sting induced Aspergillus fumigatus endophthalmitis and scleritis.

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1
Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
2
Department of Ophthalmology, GMCH, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Ocular bee stings are known to cause corneal melts, corneal infiltrates, cataracts, and secondary glaucoma. Our patient presented with scleritis, corneal infiltrates, and endophthalmitis after a ocular bee sting. Topical treatment led to resolution of anterior segment inflammation, but the scleritis and vitreous inflammation worsened. Vitrectomy with intravitreal antibiotics was done and scrapings from the scleral abscess showed growth of Aspergillus fumigatus on culture. Repeat vitrectomy with silicone oil was needed for retinal detachment. Oral and intravitreal antifungals led to resolution of inflammation with attached retina. This is the first reported case of bee sting-induced fungal endophthalmitis with scleritis.

KEYWORDS:

Aspergillus fumigatus; endophthalmitis; ocular bee sting; scleritis

PMID:
29480270
PMCID:
PMC5859614
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_889_17
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