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April 2016

Bilateral Endogenous Endophthalmitis Caused by Candida albicans After Breast Implant Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Vita-Salute, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(4):467-469. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.0015

Breast implant surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the field of plastic surgery in Western countries.1 Up to 2.9% of patients who undergo breast implant surgery develop postoperative infections.2 Among the infectious complications, a fungal etiology is considered the most rare, occurring less frequently than bacterial or mycobacterial diseases.1