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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 677-678

Aspergillus terreus - A rare cause of post-operative endophthalmitis: Case report

Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai, India

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Vasant P Baradkar
Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair CH Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai - 400 008
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Source of Support: Only departmental support, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.140259

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We report a case of post-operative endopthalmitis following cataract surgery due to Aspergillus terreus in a 54-years-old patient who presented with pain, redness, watering of eye, and decreased vision after one month of surgery. Aspergillus terreus was isolated from vitreous fluid, vitrectomy was performed, systemic and intravitreal amphotericin B was given, but the patient did not respond, and enucleation had to be performed. The case report highlights importance of prompt and proper diagnosis of Aspergillus terreus endophthalmitis as this agent often shows resistance to amphotericin B.

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