Multiple Intravitreal Liposomal Amphotericin B for a Case of <em>Candida glabrata</em> Endophthalmitis

Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun 11;12(2):485-491. doi: 10.1159/000511594. eCollection 2021 May-Aug.

ABSTRACT

We report a case of Candida glabrata endophthalmitis which was effectively treated by intravitreal liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) injection. A 72-year-old man was referred to our department for positive blood culture of Candida glabrata. First ophthalmologic examination revealed a chorioretinal lesion in left eye, and the patient was diagnosed as possible candida chorioretinitis. Despite systemic antifungal therapy, his chorioretinal lesion increased in both eyes and complicated by vitritis. Intravitreal administration of L-AMB was introduced for probable candida endophthalmitis. Finally, improvement of vitritis and regression of chorioretinal lesions were obtained by total of 9 times intravitreal injection. Our case suggests the safety and efficacy of intravitreal L-AMB injection for Candida glabrata endophthalmitis.

PMID:34248579 | PMC:PMC8255754 | DOI:10.1159/000511594