Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

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

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


Abdullah S Al-Kharashi, Abdulmajeed S Al-Kharshi, Yasser H Al-Faky 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Al-Kharashi AS, Al-Kharshi AS, Al-Faky YH. Endophthalmitis due to Proteus vulgaris after pars plana vitrectomy with devastating outcome.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2017;24:116-118


How to cite this URL:
Al-Kharashi AS, Al-Kharshi AS, Al-Faky YH. Endophthalmitis due to Proteus vulgaris after pars plana vitrectomy with devastating outcome. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];24:116-118
Available from: http://www.meajo.org/article.asp?issn=0974-9233;year=2017;volume=24;issue=2;spage=116;epage=118;aulast=Al-Kharashi;type=0