Suprachoroidal Septic Effusion Leading to Panophthalmitis Following Strabismus Surgery

Ruby, Alan; Shaikh, Saad; Khammar, Alexander J.; Trese, Michael
July 2005
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p250
Academic Journal
We describe a case of endophthalmitis following strabismus surgery. Drainage of the suprachoroidal effusion with injection of antibiotics was unsuccessful in salvaging vision. Endophthalmitis following strabismus surgery may present with findings simulating a choroidal effusion or hemorrhage. Treating physicians should be alert to signs and symptoms of this severe complication of strabismus surgery in preverbal children.


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