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Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 May;139(5):930-2.

Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,Wisconsin, USA. Miyer@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon.

DESIGN:

Interventional case report.

METHODS:

A 51-year-old man presented with chronic postcataract extraction inflammation and underwent vitrectomy, partial capsulectomy, and intravitreal antibiotic injections, followed by explantation of the intraocular lens and capsule.

RESULTS:

A capsular hypopyon in the absence of an anterior chamber hypopyon was noted. Cultures of the vitreous and capsule revealed Staphylococcus hominis, a coagulase-negative gram-positive organism.

CONCLUSIONS:

We are unaware of previous reports of endophthalmitis caused by Staphylococcus hominis, and could find none in a computerized search using MEDLINE. This case adds Staphylococcus hominis to the list of causative organisms in chronic endophthalmitis and illustrates the rare finding of a capsular hypopyon.

PMID:
15860311
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2004.10.060
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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