Post COVID-19 opportunistic candida retinitis: A case report

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr;69(4):987-989. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3047_20.


A 42-year-old male patient presented with profound impairment of vision in both eyes, just as he was recovering from COVID-19. A known diabetic and hypertensive, he suffered from COVID-19 pneumonia further complicated by ARDS, septicaemia and acute kidney injury. His vision on presentation was finger counting close to face bilaterally with multiple, yellowish lesions at the posterior pole. Based on the clinical findings and previous blood culture report, it was diagnosed as candida retinitis and treated with oral and intravitreal anti-fungals. The lesions were regressing at follow-up. This is a post COVID-19 presumed candida retinitis case report.

PMID:33727474 | DOI:10.4103/ijo.IJO_3047_20