Elevated intraocular pressure, pigment dispersion and dark hypopyon in endogenous endophthalmitis from Listeria monocytogenes

Dean Eliott, Terrence P. O'Brien, W. Richard Green, Henry D. Jampel, Morton F. Goldberg

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Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis occurred in an immunologically competent patient with no identifiable extraocular septic focus. The patient presented with a dark hypopyon and markedly elevated intraocular pressure, and the diagnosis was established by culture and histopathologic examination of ocular fluid. Four of the fourteen reported cases of Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis also presented with a dark hypopyon, and all cases had markedly elevated intraocular pressure. The presence of a dark hypopyon and elevated intraocular pressure may indicate endogenous intraocular infection with Listeria monocytogenes, even in an apparently healthy host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • dark hypopyon
  • endogenous endophthalmitis
  • pigment dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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