(searched for: doi:10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000745)
Published: 12 May 2022
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Volume 48, pp 872-873; https://doi.org/10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000972
BMC Ophthalmology, Volume 22, pp 1-5; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-022-02326-w
Background: To report a case of herpetic uveitis caused by herpes simplex virus after cataract surgery in a patient without prior viral keratitis or uveitis. Case presentation: A 70-year-old female was referred to our clinic with a 16-day history of acute blurry vision with painful redness in the right eye. She accepted cataract surgery for the right eye ten days before initial of ocular symptoms. There was significant inflammation in anterior chamber of the right eye. Retina exam showed moderate dense vitreous opacity but not necrotic or focal retinal lesion in the right eye. The aqueous humor collected from the right eye was positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA by PCR. The diagnosis of herpetic uveitis in the right eye was made due to clinical presentations and aqueous humor examination. Conclusion: Herpetic virus reactivation might occasionally occur after intraocular surgery in patients without prior ocular viral diseases, inducing atypical postoperative intraocular inflammation.