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Editor,—Exogenous endophthalmitis is a common complication of intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs).1 It commonly occurs in association with a non-metallic foreign body and often results in profound visual loss.2 Early diagnosis and treatment with intravitreal antibiotics are essential in its treatment.3 We describe an unusual case of exogenous endophthalmitis caused by a heroin filled needle, the patient rapidly losing vision despite active intervention.
A 24 year old remand prisoner presented to the casualty department with a vague 2 day history of visual loss in his right eye. He had been stabbed in the eye 2 days previously with a …
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