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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-64

Glaucoma drainage device complicated by fungal Paraconiothyrium endophthalmitis

1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
MD, PhD Arindel S R. Maharaj
7101 Fairway Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Ten years after Baerveldt™ implantation, a woman underwent immunosuppressive therapy for necrotizing scleritis. She subsequently developed symptoms suggestive of endophthalmitis in the setting of tube exposure. Cultures isolated fungal Paraconiothyrium. She underwent two vitrectomies with anterior chamber washouts, Baerveldt™ device removal, and intraocular and systemic antifungal therapy. The endophthalmitis has since resolved.

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