Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis after esophageal cancer su
Published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, the authors present a case of unilateral endogenous fungal endophthalmitis after oesophagal cancer surgery.

The patient presented with a month-long loss of vision in his left eye, he had surgery for esophageal cancer 2 months earlier. The patient underwent cataract surgery (by phacoemulsification) in the left eye combined with 25-gauge vitrectomy and silicone oil tamponade.

The microbiological culture pointed to infection with Candida albicans. At 3-month follow-up, the unaided visual acuity of left eye was 0.02 and corrected visual acuity was 0.2. In addition, there was no recurrence of the endophthalmitis within 1 year of the surgery.

Key takeaways:-
-The early diagnosis of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis is difficult, and the disease is very likely to be misdiagnosed as uveitis.

- It is therefore critical to improve awareness of this condition and to reduce the incidence of its misdiagnosis.

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