Bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis after holmium laser lithotripsy.

Hu, V; Zaidi, F; Larkin, G; Muir, G; Stanford, M; (2007) Bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis after holmium laser lithotripsy. Urology, 70 (3). 590.e13-4. ISSN 0090-4295 DOI:

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Endogenous endophthalmitis is a potentially blinding condition that occurs after the spread of organisms to the eye from a focus of infection elsewhere in the body. The holmium laser has gained increasing acceptance as being safe and effective for endoscopic lithotripsy. We report what we believe to be the first time endogenous endophthalmitis has been described as occurring after holmium laser lithotripsy, although it has been reported after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. This 55-year-old woman developed infections in both eyes 2 to 3 weeks after the lithotripsy, with a good response to appropriate antibiotic treatment.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 17905125
Web of Science ID: 250558500063


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