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Approach to Cataract Surgery in an Ebola Virus Disease Survivor With Prior Ocular Viral Persistence

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Title

Approach to Cataract Surgery in an Ebola Virus Disease Survivor With Prior Ocular Viral Persistence

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A 46-year-old patient with previously documented Ebola virus persistence in his ocular fluid, associated with severe panuveitis, developed a visually significant cataract. A multidisciplinary approach was taken to prevent and control infection.

Date

2020-07

Citation

Wells, Jill R., Ian Crozier, Colleen S. Kraft, Mary Elizabeth Sexton, Charles E. Hill, Bruce S. Ribner, Sina Bavari, Gustavo Palacios, William A. Pearce, Russell Van Gelder, Hans Grossniklaus, Lisa Cazares, Xiankung Zeng, Jessica G. Shantha, and Steven Yeh. 2020. "Approach to Cataract Surgery in an Ebola Virus Disease Survivor with Prior Ocular Viral Persistence." Emerging infectious diseases 26 (7):1553-6.

Abstract

A 46-year-old patient with previously documented Ebola virus persistence in his ocular fluid, associated with severe panuveitis, developed a visually significant cataract. A multidisciplinary approach was taken to prevent and control infection. Ebola virus persistence was assessed before and during the operation to provide safe, vision-restorative phacoemulsification surgery.

Keywords: Cataracts, cataract surgery, Ebola disease survivor, Ebola virus, ocular biopsy, panuveitis, phacoemulsification surgery, sexually transmitted infections, viruses, visual impairment, Ebola virus disease, EVD

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