Title Bilateral endogenous bacterial panophthalmitis
Authors Krėpštė, Lina ; Žemaitienė, Reda ; Barzdžiukas, Valerijus ; Miliauskas, Arūnas
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Is Part of Medicina. Kaunas : Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas. 2013, t. 49, Nr. 3, p. 143-147. ISSN 1010-660X
Keywords [eng] Panophthalmitis ; Streptococcus pneumoniae ; Anti-bacterial agents ; Meningitis
Abstract [eng] We present a case of meningitis with bilateral endogenous bacterial panophthalmitis in a previously healthy individual. The management of this ocular condition is unclear, and the prognosis is poor. The patient was admitted to the Clinic of Eye Diseases after a 9-day treatment with systemic antibiotics with a complete systemic recovery but impaired vision of both eyes. Functional vision was restored in the better eye with intravitreal vancomycin and pars plana vitrectomy. Nevertheless, after the removal of silicone oil, phthisis bulbi began to develop. Better outcomes could be expected if bacteremic patients were examined routinely by an ophthalmologist and, in case of endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis, treated with intravitreal antibiotics.
Published Kaunas : Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas, 2013
Type Article
Language English
Publication date 2013