This report is of a patient with bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis who presented with iris abscess secondary to acute infective endocarditis. A 21-year-old man with acute infective endocarditis complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation was referred with left iris abscess. He was diagnosed with bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis. Blood culture isolated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was treated with aggressive systemic and topical antibiotics. The iris abscess and hypopyon resolved within 1 week. Bacterial endocarditis is an important cause of endogenous endophthalmitis. Iris abscess is a rare presentation of endogenous endophthalmitis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Asian Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Staphylococcus aureus