Send to

Choose Destination
Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997 Feb;28(2):147-50.

Vitrectomy for endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis with massive subretinal abscess.

Author information

Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.


A 39-year-old man with pyogenic liver abscess had bilateral endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis. At presentation, the left eye had a localized subretinal abscess. Despite repeated intravitreal amikacin and dexamethasone injections, a subretinal abscess spread and detached all of the retina. Pars plana vitrectomy with drainage of the subretinal abscess was performed. The retina was reattached, and the patient had 5/200 vision 5 months postoperatively. Early vitrectomy with drainage of the subretinal abscess may save some eyes with endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center