Iris Abscess as an Unusual Presentation of Endogenous Endophthalmitis after Intramuscular Injection
Authors: Cumurcu, Tongabay; Demirel, Soner; Doganay, Selim
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Volume 18, Number 3, June 2010 , pp. 190-191(2)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Purpose: To report a case of iris abscess due to endogenous endophthalmitis after an intramuscular injection complicated with gluteal abcess.
Method: A 65-year-old female presented with decreased vision and burning pain in her right eye, 2 weeks after an intramuscular injection.
Results: Iris abscess and hypopyon with a fibrinous exudate was noted in the anterior chamber of the right eye. Blood culture and anterior chamber paracentesis was positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.
Conclusions: The authors believe this to be the first case of an iris abscess due to gluteal abscess after intramuscular injection.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Inonu University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Malatya, Turkey
Publication date: June 1, 2010