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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317-319

Traumatic endophthalmitis presenting as isolated retinal vasculitis and white-centered hemorrhages: Case report and review of literature


1 Srimati Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreoretinal Diseases, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
2 Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhadra Jalali
Srimati Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreoretinal Diseases, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.98715

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The article reports a case and review of the literature of endophthalmitis presenting as isolated retinal vasculitis. A 26-year-old male was observed to have white-centered retinal hemorrhages and retinal vasculitis following an occult scleral perforation. At presentation, the visual acuity was 20/60. With clinical suspicion of early endophthalmitis, he underwent wound exploration, scleral tear repair, vitreous biopsy and administration of intravitreal antibiotics. Microbiology evaluation revealed significant presence of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis. Final visual acuity improved to 20/20 at 6 weeks postoperatively. Literature search revealed eight similar cases, all of them due to Staphylococcus species. Retinal vasculitis and white-centered retinal hemorrhages can be a presenting sign of early endophthalmitis, especially with non-fulminant pathogens like S. epidermidis.


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