Case 45: Endophthalmitis After Open Globe Injury Repair

  • Katherine E. Talcott
  • Yewlin E. Chee
  • Roberto Pineda
  • John B. Miller


A 45-year-old man presented with a Zone I open globe injury of the right eye after being struck by a rock and had prompt surgical repair of the open globe injury within 7 h of his injury. Despite hospital admission for intravenous antibiotics, the patient developed high intraocular pressure post-operatively and a hypopyon was seen on post-operative day 3. He was promptly referred to a retinal specialist and underwent intravitreal tap and injection of antibiotics. Six months after the initial injury, the patient underwent cataract extraction with pupilloplasty. He obtained excellent visual recovery, with a visual acuity of 20/20 1 year after his initial presentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine E. Talcott
    • 1
  • Yewlin E. Chee
    • 2
  • Roberto Pineda
    • 3
  • John B. Miller
    • 4
  1. 1.Vitreoretinal SurgeryWills Eye HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Vitreoretinal Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA
  4. 4.Vitreoretinal Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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