Data reporting in ophthalmology during COVID-19 pandemic: need for a Canadian registryRegistries assist public health in documenting the incidence of new infections and gathering clinical data about patients to inform clinicians on presentation and evolution of emerging diseases. This becomes even more important during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Endogenous endophthalmitis and bilateral optic neuropathy secondary to Mycobacterium bovisA 77-year-old man presented with a 5-day history of right eye pain, redness, and decreased vision. He was known for cataracts and Fuch's corneal dystrophy. He was also followed for a past Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) and rituximab-associated hypogammaglobulinemia.
Optical coherence tomography as a tool to detect early sympathetic ophthalmia in an asymptomatic patientSympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a rare and dreaded complication of accidental or surgical trauma and results in diffuse granulomatous panuveitis in both the injured (inciting) and contralateral (sympathizing) eye.1 Although the diagnosis of SO is made clinically and supported through histopathologic findings, multimodal imaging has been described to help support the diagnosis after disease onset.2–6 To the author's knowledge, our case is the first in which spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to diagnose early SO in an otherwise asymptomatic patient.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis presenting as Candida endophthalmitisA 38-year-old female from Montreal, Canada, consulted for sudden, painless vision loss in her left eye 5 days before presentation. Her medical history was known for bipolar disease, hypothyroidism, and clinically diagnosed truncal tinea versicolor (Fig. 1).