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Late-Onset Endophthalmitis after Cataract Extraction: Differential Diagnosis

Ruiz-Bilbao SM, Vázquez-Dorrego XM, Anglada-Escalona JR, Broc Iturralde L, Domingo Viñals M. Advantages: Late-onset postsurgical endophthalmitis are not always bacterial. Methods: Late-onset endophthalmitis is a rare complication of cataract surgery. Many times, they are initially treated as bacterial, and etiological diagnosis is only made after vitrectomy with intraocular lens extraction. We present two patients who underwent...

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Bilateral Retinal Serous Detachment in HELLP Syndrome

Ruiz Bilbao SM, Anglada Escalona JR, Broc Iturralde L, Vázquez Dorrego XM. Advantages: Pre-eclampsia is a known cause of retinal serous detachment. HELLP syndrome curses with serous retinal detachment in 0,9% of cases. Methods: A 28 years old, 25 weeks primigravid patient was admitted to the emergency room because of lumbar back pain. Her medical record was positive for diabetes mellitus (without known retinopathy), celiac disease and...

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Bull’s Eye Maculopathy: Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity or Macular Dystrophy?

Vázquez-Dorrego XM, Ruiz-Bilbao SM, Poposka D, Aranda-Yus A, Hayik B, Broc Iturralde, L. Advantages: Fundus appearance would be documented before starting long-term antipaludic therapy in rheumatologic or dermatologic diseases. Methods: A 34 years old female patient was sent for screening of possible retinal toxicity six months after beginning hydroxichloroquine therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus. To our knowledge, no ophthalmic...

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Vitreous Detection of Microfilaria in Loa Loa Infection

Broc Iturralde L, Ruiz-Bilbao SM, Vázquez-Dorrego XM, Anglada-Escalona JR. Advantages: Filariasis due to the nematode Loa loa is an endemic parasitic infection in Africa. The increasing incidence in Europe is associated with recreational tourism and African immigration. To our knowledge, intravitreous isolation of Loa Loa microfilaria has not been previously documented. Methods: We present the case of an Equatorial Guinean patient with...

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