A Fungus Among Us

In the March 2023 edition of the Journal JAMA Ophthalmology, S.W. Kim and colleagues published a report of cases of fungal endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in South Korea.

Endophthalmitis is an infection inside of the eyeball, and, as the title suggests, the causes of the infections were fungi in these cases. Infections associated with cataract surgery are very rare, but we certainly occasionally get reports of them. This is why the post-operative appointments are so important; the earlier these infections are detected, the better off we are!