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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-46

Endophthalmitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis after pars plana vitrectomy and treatment approach


1 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Firat University, Elazig 23119, Turkey
2 Medical Park Hospital, Elazig, Turkey
3 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Firat University, Elazig 23119, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Hakan Yildirim
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Firat University, Elazig 23119
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-7645.331259

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Rationale: Endophthalmitis is an uncommon but serious ocular infection often resulting in probable visual loss. Bacteroides fragilis is a rare cause of endophthalmitis. Patient concerns: A 46-year-old male patient complained of eye pain and low vision after pars plana vitrectomy. Diagnosis: Bacteroides fragilis endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy was diagnosed. Interventions: Pars plana vitrectomy and silicone oil implantation were performed. Outcomes: Early treatment and choice of tamponade in endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy may possibly prevent evisceration and progression of endophthalmitis. Lessons: Bacteroides fragilis can be seen in cases of endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy.


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