Aspergillus endophthalmitis resulting in development of retinal aspergilloma

Lee Kiang, Ashkan Pirouz, Scott Grant, Sean D. Adrean, Mehrdad Malihi, Phoebe Lin

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Abstract

A 78-year-old immunocompetent man presented with a 3-month history of painless decreased vision and panuveitis with a macular lesion presumed to be due to endogenous endophthalmitis. He had been treated with systemic, intravenous, and intravitreal antibiotics and antifungal agents as well as intravitreal steroids. A culture from a prior vitrectomy had grown a single colony of Aspergillus thought to be a contaminant. The macular lesion enlarged and caused a tractional retinal detachment. The patient underwent surgery including resection of what appeared to be an invasive retinal aspergilloma, from which polymerase chain reaction and histopathology confirmed Aspergillus fumigatus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-683
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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