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December 1971

Bilateral Metastatic Intraocular Nocardiosis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of ophthalmology (Dr. Burpee) and pathology (Dr. Starke), Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(6):666-669. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010668009

This is the first case of a metastatic, bilateral nocardial infection to the eye from a deep wound infection. The evolution of active chorioretinal lesions to inactivity is described. Enucleation of an eye containing a vitreous abscess is reported as a possible life saving procedure.

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