Successful treatment of metastatic endophthalmitis: Case reports

Fu Der Wang, Lih Shinn Hang, Yung Ching Liu, Cheng Yi Liu, Chia Lee Lin, Wing Wai Wong

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Abstract

Endophthalmitis is a well-recognized complication of intraocular surgery, penetrating ocular trauma and systemic infection. Metastatic bacterial endophthalmitis is rare. However, once it happens, the visual outcome is very poor. In order to prevent visual damage, early diagnosis and treatment is essential. Due to the blood-ocular barrier, intravitreal drug concentrations are low after systemic administration. Strong antibiotics with good penetration into the vitrous humor are needed to obtain adequate bactericidal concentrations. We report two cases with liver abscess complicated by septic events to the eye. One was uveitis, and the other was endophthalmitis. They were diagnosed early and were successfully treated with parenteral ceftriaxone and good vision was preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmologica
Volume198
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ceftriaxone
  • Endophthalmitis, septic
  • Enterobacter agglomerans
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Liver abscess
  • Uveitis, septic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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    Wang, F. D., Hang, L. S., Liu, Y. C., Liu, C. Y., Lin, C. L., & Wong, W. W. (1989). Successful treatment of metastatic endophthalmitis: Case reports. Ophthalmologica, 198(3), 124-128. https://doi.org/10.1159/000309973