Traumatic intralenticular abscess: a case series
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2007
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 252–255, April 2007
How to Cite
Salman, A., Parmar, P., Philip, V. R., Thomas, P. A. and Jesudasan, C. A. (2007), Traumatic intralenticular abscess: a case series. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 35: 252–255. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.01449.x
- Issue published online: 14 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2007
- Received 31 July 2006; accepted 30 October 2006.
- cataract extraction;
- intralenticular abscess;
Purpose: To report the clinical presentation, management and outcome of eyes with traumatic intralenticular abscess.
Methods: In this interventional case series, records of eight patients (eight eyes) with intralenticular abscess developing following trauma were reviewed. All patients underwent extracapsular cataract extraction with intracameral antibiotics with or without pars plana vitrectomy. Main outcome measures studied were resolution of infection and final visual outcome.
Results: Lens abscess developed in six eyes following penetrating injury and in two eyes following intraocular penetration of caterpillar hair. Gram positive cocci were cultured from the lens aspirate in five eyes and Staphylococcus epidermidis was the most common organism isolated. Cataract extraction resulted in control of the infection in all eyes and seven eyes (87.5%) had a favourable visual outcome.
Conclusion: Early lens extraction with intracameral antibiotics in eyes with intralenticular abscess allows control of infection with good visual outcome.