Case Report

The First Case of the Subretinal Abscess After Sars-CoV2 Infection


Ever since the new coronavirus has become the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has manifested with unknown and new presentations. In this report, we are presenting a 46-year-old female infected with COVID-19 (confirmed by RT-PCR nasal swab test) and a known case of Diabetes mellites type 2 who had a history of ICU admission due to COVID-19 with uncontrolled diabetes mellites. In the second admission after recovery, she had blurred vision. Fundus examination revealed multiple yellow-white well-demarcated nonpigmented masses. Diagnosis of the multiple subretinal abscesses was confirmed. KOH-Calcofluor staining of vitreous fluid was negative for fungal infections of the eye. No polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), epithelial cells nor any organisms were detected. The patient was treated with an injection of the intravitreal Amphotericin B 10 µg/0.1cc.  To our knowledge, the presented case is the first case of the subretinal abscess after covid-19 infection.

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IssueVol 60, No 2 (2022) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Subretinal Abscess Covid-19 SARS-CoV2

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Kalani N, Zare MR, Safniyat S, Hatami N, Razavizadegan SA. The First Case of the Subretinal Abscess After Sars-CoV2 Infection. Acta Med Iran. 2022;60(2):132-134.