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Article
May 1980

Endogenous Aspergillus Endophthalmitis in Drug Abusers

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine. Dr Doft is now at the University of Pittsburgh.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(5):859-862. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030853010
Abstract

• One of two cases of endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in abusers of intravenously administered drugs was treated successfully by subtotal pars plana vitrectomy; amphotericin B administered by intravitreal, periocular, and systemic routes; and flucytosine administered systemically. Aspergillus sp should be considered a possible pathogenic organism in drug abusers with endogenous endophthalmitis. An aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach may result in preservation of useful vision.

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