August 1980

Bilateral Endogenous Escherichia coli Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(8):1088-1089. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330190100029

Escherichia coli endophthalmitis developed in a 62-year-old man following an inadequately treated lower urinary tract infection. Treatment with intravenous and local antibiotics and steroids was successful in eradicating the infection, but blindness was not reversed. The pathogenesis and management of secondary bacterial endophthalmitis are reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1088-1089, 1980)