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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 249-250

A rare case of Staphylococcus caprae keratitis with endophthalmitis after phacoemulsification surgery


1 Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Cornea and Refractive Services, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prashant Borde
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh - 210 204
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2240_20

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Staphylococcus caprae is a catalase-positive and coagulase-negative organism that has been implicated in many systemic human infections but rarely in ocular infections. We present a rare case of S. caprae keratitis after phacoemulsification surgery. A 63-year-old male presented with the complaints of pain, redness in OS for 3 days following a phacoemulsification surgery. Cornea had an epithelial defect with a ring-shaped deep infiltrate. Temporary keratoprosthesis-associated pars plana vitrectomy was done followed by penetrating keratoplasty. Staphylococcus caprae was identified in culture. This case report points out to the pathogenic potential of S. caprae in keratitis in immunocompetent patient.


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