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January 1979

Listeria Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology (Dr Ballen) and the Department of Laboratories, Microbiology Section (Dr Painter), The Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and the Division of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY (Dr Loffredo).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(1):101-102. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010041009

Listeria endophthalmitis developed in a patient who was being treated for extensive metastases of carcinoma of the breast. At the time of admission she was receiving cobalt therapy, chemotherapy, and high doses of oral steroids. The early identification of organisms with an immediate paracentesis and the early institution of broad-spectrum antibiotics is recommended.