A case of endophthalmitis by ofloxacin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis after cataract surgery Hiroko Yamamoto 1 , Kumiko Fujisawa 1 , Yasutomo Tsukahara 1 , Atsushi Azumi 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Sch of Med, Kobe Univ 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Kobe Kaisei Hosp pp.1147-1150
Published Date 1997/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908848
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A 76-year-old male with diabetic retinopathy underwent cataract surgery by phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in his left eye. The eye developed endophthalmitis with hypopyon two weeks later, necessitating vitrectomy and removal of intraocular lens. Samples from the eye showed Staphylococcus epidermidis resistant to multiple antibiotics including ofloxacin. A biofilm was adherent to the surface of removed intraocular lens by electron microscopy. This case illustrates the possibility of eye infection by organisms resistant to new quinolone preparations in compromised persons.

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