Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis after cardiac surgery.

Norman A. Saffra, Rajen U. Desai, Carly J. Seidman, Edward K. Chapnick

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The authors present a single-patient interventional case report of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis (EFE) in a patient with an implanted prosthetic device. A 74-year-old man underwent a double coronary artery bypass graft with a bioprosthetic pericardial valve and transvenous dual chamber pacemaker. Four months later, he presented with EFE. Despite aggressive local and systemic antifungal therapy, the patient died of septic shock due to a fungally infected pacemaker. Successful management of post-cardiac surgery EFE requires aggressive local and systemic antifungal therapy, but without surgical removal of implanted thoracic hardware these modalities alone may be insufficient for a cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume41 Online
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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