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Fungal and bacterial chronic endophthalmitis following cataract surgery
  1. T Bourcier,
  2. S Scheer,
  3. C Chaumeil,
  4. C Morel,
  5. V Borderie,
  6. L Laroche
  1. Quinze-Vingts National Center of Ophthalmology, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to: Tristan Bourcier; bourcier{at}

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Endophthalmitis, although rare, is one of the most vision threatening complication of cataract surgery. The majority of these infections are bacterial in the Western world. The occurrence of fungal endophthalmitis after cataract surgery is rare as well as polymicrobial infections.1

We report a case of chronic postoperative endophthalmitis caused by bacterial and fungal pathogenic agents.

Case report

A 73 year old woman was referred for pain and redness in the left eye. Her past history was remarkable for an extracapsular cataract extraction in the left eye with a posterior chamber intraocular lens implant that had been performed in Turkey in 1998. The patient had recurrent episodes of decreased vision and ocular pain in the postoperative course and was treated with peribulbar injections of corticosteroids over 2 years. On presentation, visual …

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