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Voriconazole, but not Amphothericin B for Primary Treatment of Fungal Endophthalmitis

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Martin Kopietz Advantages: Fungal endophthalmitis is a rarer and sight-threateining condition, which is difficult to treat. Standard medication for an acute mycotic infection is amphothericin B, which can be given topically, intravitreally and systemically. This drug carries serious side effects, especially due to its local and systemic toxicity. Voriconazole, a second-generation synthetic fluconazole-derivate (triazole)...

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Candida Albicans Endophthalmitis After PPV in Hemovitreous Secondary to Retinal Macroaneurysm

Poster 1 Israel Gomez Sanchez Methods: We report the case of a 78 y.o. woman with arterial hypertension who developed a vitreous hemorrhage from a retinal broken macroaneurysm, that was treated with PPV. Results: After vitrectomy the Best Corrected Visual Acuity was 0.9 (Snellen Test). The patient discontinued treatment with postoperative topical antibiotics, without consulting. Two weeks later a corneal oedema and descemitis came up,...

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An Outbreak of Fusarium Endophthalmitis after Consecutive Cataract Surgery

Authors: Hülya Güngel, Mumin Hakan Eren, Eylem Yaman Pinarci, Necip Kara, Tanil Gürsel, Istanbul, Turkey Advantages: To report an outbreak of fusarium endophthalmitis after uneventful cataract surgery performed on the same day. Methods: A retrospective consecutive case series. Nine patients who had consecutive surgery on the same day and developed acute postoperative fungal endophthalmitis were reviewed. Phacoemulsification procedures,...

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Early Onset Endophthalmitis Caused By Aspergillus Species Following Cataract Surgery

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Early-Onset-Endophthalmitis-Caused-By-Aspergillus-Species-Following-Cataract-Surgery.swf Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD (Miami, FL), David Callanan, MD (Arlington, TX), Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH (Hershey, PA), Timothy G. Murray, MD (Miami, FL), Karen W. Oxford, MD (San Francisco, CA), Bradley Bowman, MD (Dallas, TX) PURPOSE: To report a series of patients who developed early onset endophthalmitis caused by...

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