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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 554-556

Acute endophthalmitis caused by Ochrobactrum anthropi following cataract surgery in an immunocompetent patient – A case report


1 Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Department of Vitreo Retinal Services, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aditya Verma
Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Department of Vitreo Retinal Services , Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 18 College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3080_20

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A 54-year-old man developed left eye inflammation three days after cataract surgery and was diagnosed with endophthalmitis. Aqueous culture revealed Ochrobactrum anthropi resistant to vancomycin and cephalosporin. Systemic and intravitreal ciprofloxacin injections caused only transient improvement and eventually, pars plana vitrectomy was done. There was complete resolution, good visual recovery, and no recurrence. O.anthropi is an uncommon organism with a characteristic resistance to empirical antibiotics and usually causes chronic infection in immunocompromised. We report a rare case of acute endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of O. anthropi endophthalmitis from India.


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