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Traumatic Staphylococcus gallinarum endophthalmitis and detachment of a pallid retina


A rare case of Staphylococcus gallinarum endophthalmitis with intraocular foreign body (IOFB) was managed successfully by vitrectomy, IOFB removal and intravitreal antibiotics with steroids. Intraoperatively, the inferior retina was noted to be pale, possibly secondary to arteriolar occlusion/inflammation. This pale retina detached while peeling the vitreous, but spontaneously reattached postoperatively within a week. The case report describes the natural course of an iatrogenic detachment of pallid retina and the outcome of an uncommon ocular infection.

  • infections
  • ophthalmology
  • retina
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