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

Vitrectomy for endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis with massive subretinal abscess.

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

Abstract

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.

PMID:
9054488
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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