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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1249-1251

Severe Gemella haemolysans endophthalmitis following ranibizumab intravitreal injection


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 Department of Microbiology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Silvia Olivia Salceanu
Clinical Fellow, Spital Pascanu Street, No. 2B, Bl Z4, ap.3, Postal Code 700373, Iasi
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1007_16

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Gemella haemolysans is a commensal of the upper respiratory tract that is rarely involved in ocular pathology. We present a unique case of endophthalmitis with negative cultures and positive 16s ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene sequencing showing G. haemolysans infection after an intravitreal ranibizumab injection for wet age-related macular degeneration.


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