EndogenousCandidaendophthalmitis

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Abstract

Intraocular Candida infections, although uncommon, represent an important clinical problem owing to the potential for visual loss, which can be bilateral. Candida chorioretinitis and endophthalmitis are complications of systemic candidiasis with extension of the fungal pathogens to the uvea and retina. Early diagnosis and prompt management significantly affect the visual prognosis for these patients. This review evaluates the current literature on Candida endophthalmitis and includes discussion on presentation, diagnosis and management strategies. New systemic and intravitreal antifungal agents are also reviewed in the context of the management of intraocular fungal infection.

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