Uveal Effusion Associated With Campylobacter jejuni Infection Presenting as Bilateral Angle Closure Glaucoma

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We present a case in which a gastrointestinal infection with Campylobacter jejuni presented as acute angle closure glaucoma secondary to the uveal effusion syndrome.


A 58-year-old white man presented with acute angle closure and raised pressure in both the eyes along with diarrhea. Ultrasound B-scans showed choroidal effusion. Stool culture grew C. jejuni.


A 3-week treatment with topical steroids and antiglaucoma medication resolved the condition. He was also treated with oral antibiotics.


C. jejuni has not been isolated earlier in a case of uveal effusion presenting as secondary angle closure glaucoma. In this respect our case is unique.

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