Endogenous mycotic endophthalmitis in an infant

Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 1991;241:77-83.


We report a case of atypical bilateral endogenous mycotic endophthalmitis in an infant. A diagnostic vitrectomy was done on the left eye. Electron microscope examination of the vitreous demonstrated fungal mycelia. Intravenous treatment with amphotericin B seemed effective for treating the infection of the right eye, but a vitrectomy was necessary to prevent deprivation amblyopia and retinal traction, secondary to persistence of a dense vitreous membrane.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Candida albicans / isolation & purification*
  • Endophthalmitis / drug therapy
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology*
  • Endophthalmitis / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreous Body / microbiology*


  • Amphotericin B