A case of bilateral endophthalmitis after YAG laser capsulotomy

T. Ejima, S. Sugai, I. Takagi, T. Honda, T. Ishibashi

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A 68-year-old female underwent cataract surgery in her right eye and, 2 weeks later, in her left eye by phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. YAG laser capsulotomy was performed on both eyes 4 weeks later. Vitreous and retrolental opacity developed in both eyes and 2 weeks after the procedure. Systemic corticosteroid and antibiotics proved futile, necessitating vitrectomy in both eyes 6 weeks later. Vitreous opacity recurred one month later. Both eyes were treated by vitrectomy and removal of intraocular lens. Streptococcus intermedius was isolated from the removed intraocular lens and the lens capsule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume51
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

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Endophthalmitis
Solid-State Lasers
Intraocular Lenses
Vitrectomy
Streptococcus intermedius
Crystalline Lens
Intraocular Lens Implantation
Phacoemulsification
Cataract
Lenses
Capsules
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • Ophthalmology

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A case of bilateral endophthalmitis after YAG laser capsulotomy. / Ejima, T.; Sugai, S.; Takagi, I.; Honda, T.; Ishibashi, T.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 51, No. 5, 01.01.1997, p. 957-959.

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Ejima, T, Sugai, S, Takagi, I, Honda, T & Ishibashi, T 1997, 'A case of bilateral endophthalmitis after YAG laser capsulotomy', Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 957-959.
Ejima, T. ; Sugai, S. ; Takagi, I. ; Honda, T. ; Ishibashi, T. / A case of bilateral endophthalmitis after YAG laser capsulotomy. In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology. 1997 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 957-959.
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