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

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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.

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus; endogenous endophthalmitis; gluteal abscess; intramuscular injection; iris abscess

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Inonu University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Malatya, Turkey

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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