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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 252-253

Acute postoperative endophthalmitis by Gemella haemolysans


1 Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Hyderabad, India
2 Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Vitreoretinal Centre, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

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Suma Nalamada
Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.62658

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Endophthalmitis is a rare and serious post-surgical complication. We report a case of acute postoperative endophthalmitis after an uneventful cataract surgery caused by a commensal organism, Gemella haemolysans. The patient was successfully treated with vitrectomy and intravitreal antibiotics like vancomycin, along with topical cefazolin.


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