Treatment of Bilateral Endogenous Aspergillus Endophthalmitis with Multiple Intravitreal Voriconazole Injections with Good Visual Outcome

Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2021 Dec 30;12(3):1002-1007. doi: 10.1159/000520819. eCollection 2021 Sep-Dec.

ABSTRACT

Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Aspergillus species tends to be very aggressive, often leading to devastating visual outcomes. Historically, intravitreal amphotericin injections have played a central role in management, but with variable visual outcomes and a risk of toxicity. Limited reports suggest that use of intravitreal voriconazole is a safe and efficacious alternative, though these cases were treated with only few intravitreal injections. Here, we report a case of bilateral endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis treated with 8 intravitreal voriconazole injections in the right eye and 11 in the left eye with good best-corrected final visual outcome (20/50 right eye and 20/40 left eye).

PMID:35111037 | PMC:PMC8787620 | DOI:10.1159/000520819

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