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Late-Onset Bleb-Related Endophthalmitis Following Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

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Bleb-related  infective  endophthalmitis  is an  uncommon  but  serious  complication  more  commonly  associated  with glaucoma-filtering  surgery.  However,  blebs  can  also  result  from  other  intraocular  surgery,  including  extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) surgery. This report illustrates a case of infective endophthalmitis from an extracapsular cataract extraction bleb. Immediate treatment with intravitreal antibiotics is essential, but may still result in a poor visual outcome.