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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-118

Endophthalmitis due to Proteus vulgaris after pars plana vitrectomy with devastating outcome


Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah S Al-Kharashi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 245, Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_134_15

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Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis is rare, yet devastating loss of vision or loss of the eye can occur due to a highly purulent microorganism or uncontrolled endophthalmitis that may spread to all coats of the eye. We report, herewith, a case of rapidly progressive postoperative endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy which ended up with enucleation. The isolated microorganism was Proteus vulgaris which has not been reported as causative bacteria of postoperative infections following pars plana vitrectomy.


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