Journal Article

Infective Endophthalmitis Caused by <i>Bacillus cereus</i> after Cataract Extraction Surgery

Wai-Man Chan, David T. L. Liu, Carmen K. M. Chan, Kelvin K. L. Chong and Dennis S. C. Lam

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 3, pages e31-e34
Published in print August 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI:
Infective Endophthalmitis Caused by Bacillus cereus after Cataract Extraction Surgery

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We describe a 72-year-old Chinese man who developed fulminant Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis 36 h after an uneventful surgery for cataract extraction. Clinical progression of disease was extremely rapid, in spite of early vitrectomy and intravitreal injection of antibiotics. Results of Gram staining showed gram-positive bacilli, and the culture was positive for B. cereus. Endophthalmitis is rare after cataract surgery (cumulative probability within 1 year, ∼0.08%), and cases caused by B. cereus are even less common. The prognosis and plan of treatment are discussed.

Journal Article.  2076 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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