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November 2003

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Endophthalmitis

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(11):1663. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.11.1663-a

Dr Scott and her colleagues from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute recently reviewed the features of Mycobacterium chelonae endophthalmitis.1 Some patients had capsular opacification and, despite therapy, remained with poor vision. I treated a patient with this infection who had similar findings and outcome, which suggests a need for further treatment improvements.

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