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Candida endophthalmitis: an unusual complication of prolonged intravenous access
  1. M Vose,
  2. S Beatty,
  3. S J Charles
  1. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. Mr Vose


A 16 year old boy awaiting a defunctioning colostomy for Crohn's disease complained of reduced vision in his left eye. Four weeks previously candida had been isolated from his central line used for parenteral feeds. Fundal examination of the left eye revealed a macular abscess with a classic “string of pearls” appearance of multiple vitreous abscesses. This was treated with pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal antifungal therapy. Microbiological studies confirmed a diagnosis of candida endophthalmitis.

  • candida
  • endophthalmitis
  • intravitreal
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