POSTOPERATIVE ENDOPHTHALMITIS CAUSED BY BOSEA THIOOXIDANS

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report an unusual case of postcataract endophthalmitis secondary to Bosea thiooxidans.

Methods:

Case report.

Results:

An 86-year-old man presented with postoperative endophthalmitis 3 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. He complained of a headache and blurry vision but denied having eye pain. Slit-lamp examination demonstrated leukocytes with a fibrinous membrane in the anterior segment and vitritis. A diagnosis of acute postoperative endophthalmitis was made, and the patient was treated with intravitreal antibiotics. Culture of vitreous tap revealed Bosea thiooxidans, a gram-negative rod found in soil and water systems.

Conclusion:

To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe Bosea thiooxidans endophthalmitis and one of a few reports of human infection with this microbial agent.

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