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Endogenous endophthalmitis associated with intravenous drug abuse: seven-year experience at a tertiary referral center

Connell, Paul; O'Neill, Evelyn; Islam, FMA; Buttery, R; McCombe, M; Essex, Rohan; Roufail, E; Lash, Stephen; Woffle, Bernard; Clark, B; Chiu, D; Campbell, W; Allen, P


Purpose: Intravenous drug use (IVDU) is a known risk factor for endogenous endophthalmitis. Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis (EFE) is emerging as a common problem among this community. We describe the management and visual outcomes of acute IVDU-associated EFE. Methods: A prospective consecutive case series of 19 patients presenting with presumed acute IVDU-associated EFE from 2001 to 2007 to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital was included. All data were collected in a standardized...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Retina: the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous diseases
DOI: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3181dd6db6


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