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Bilateral choroidal detachment with exudative retinal detachment in a patient with septicaemia
  1. Padmaja Kumari Rani1,
  2. Vikas Ambiya2,
  3. Sirisha Senthil3,
  4. Subhadra Jalali1
  1. 1LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  2. 2Department of Retina, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  3. 3Department of Glaucoma, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondenc to Dr Padmaja Kumari Rani, rpk111{at}


We present a case of bilateral choroidal and exudative retinal detachment with hypotony in a patient with septicaemia. Our patient after initial hospitalisation was treated by the local ophthalmologist as a case of sterile pan uveitis with systemic and topical steroids that did not have any effect. Our patient responded well to timely surgical intervention of choroidal drainage and vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade followed by steroids and antibiotics. Cataract progression in both eyes occurred due to hypotony, inflammation, use of steroids and the vitreous surgery. It was successfully managed with timely surgical removal of cataract and intraocular lens implantation in both eyes facilitating early visual rehabilitation. Topical medications included frequent topical steroids and antibiotics as per our published protocols.

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  • Contributors PKR was involved in patient care, writing and editing of the report. VA contributed by collecting the data and writing the report. SS and SJ were involved in management of the patient, writing and editing the report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.