A Case of Enterococcus Faecalis Endophthalmitis with Corneal Ulcer

Sun Min Lee, Jeong Hee Lee
2004 Korean Journal of Ophthalmology  
Although there have been a few reported cases of Enterococcal endophthalmitis, this is an unusual case of endophthalmitis complicated with corneal ulcer caused by Enterococcus faecalis. A 67-year-old male patient with diabetes mellitus underwent secondary intraocular lens implantation. Post-operative recovery was uneventful until a wound rupture was noted 3 weeks after the operation. On day 12 after the repair of the wound, endophthalmitis accompanied by wound necrosis and a fullthickness
more » ... fullthickness corneal ulcer was detected. His vision was light perception, and Enterococcus faecalis was identified by culture in samples of conjunctival sac, anterior chamber and vitreous humor. After 3 rounds of intravitreal antibiotics injection, the vitreous opacity disappeared on ultrasonographic finding but corneal opacity and corneal neovascularization still remained.
doi:10.3341/kjo.2004.18.2.175 pmid:15635832 fatcat:ompyvwqbjzchhbmovbbdnh275y