Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis. A report of 2cases.


CLINICAL CASES The cases are presented on 2patients with bacterial endogenous endophthalmitis. The first one was caused by Streptococcus bovis, developed after colonoscopy, which had a poor outcome and resulted in evisceration. The second case was caused by a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus from an arthrodesis complicated with a para-spinal abscess. It had an excellent visual outcome. DISCUSSION Bacterial endogenous endophthalmitis is a rare, but serious ocular disease that occurs when bacteria reach the eye via the bloodstream. It requires a very early diagnosis based on the clinical symptoms and patient history. A suitable and specific treatment with intravenous and intravitreal antibiotics may prevent a bad visual prognosis in some cases.

DOI: 10.1016/j.oftal.2017.02.011

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@article{Cubillas2017EndogenousBE, title={Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis. A report of 2cases.}, author={M Cubillas and Andres Sampedro and Blanco Dom{\'i}nguez and Ignacio Carri{\'o} and V Bango and Juan Jes{\'u}s Barb{\'o}n}, journal={Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia}, year={2017}, volume={92 6}, pages={280-282} }