Purpose: To describe the management of endophthalmitis in an eye filled with silicone oil for prolonged internal retinal tamponade. Methods: A patient with a silicone oil-filled eye developed endophthalmitis postoperatively. Results of clinical examination, diagnostic procedures, and surgical management are described. Results: Removal of the silicone oil, injection of antibiotics into the fluid-filled vitreous cavity, and reinjection of silicone oil resulted in resolution of the endophthalmitis and improvement in vision. Conclusions: Aggressive management of endophthalmitis in an eye requiring silicone oil tamponade may salvage useful vision.
- CMV retinitis
- Complicated retinal detachment
- Postoperative endophthalmitis
- Silicone oil tamponade
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