Clostridium perfringens endophthalmitis

Ahmed M. Abu El-Asrar, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Abstract

Our report describes a 35 year-old male who sustained a penetrating injury with an intraocular foreign body and developed endophthalmitis. Gram stain showed Gram positive bacilli and culture grew Clostridium perfringens. The patient was managed successfully by therapeutic vitrectomy and intravitreal and systemic antibiotic therapy. Early vitrectomy and intravitreal antibiotics should be considered in patients who develop severe endophthalmitis following penetrating injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalDocumenta Ophthalmologica: The Journal of Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision - The Official Journal of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology and Vision
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clostridium perfringens (Welchii)
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Gas gangrene
  • Intraocular foreign body
  • Ocular trauma
  • Pars plana vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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