Endophthalmitis caused by rhizobium radiobacter after posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens implantation to correct myopia

Abdulelah A. Al-Abdullah, Mohammad Al-Falah, Saba Al-Rashaed, Rajiv Khandekar, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe a 29-year-old man presenting with acuteonset endophthalmitis caused by Rhizobium (formerly Agrobacterium) radiobacter after uneventful implantable collamer lens implantation for myopia. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: The patient was treated with intravitreal injections of vancomycin and ceftazidime, as well as topical and systemic antibiotics. The patient had a good response with a final visual acuity of 20/50 at the last follow-up visit 25 months postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: This case represents the first case report of endophthalmitis caused by Rhizobium radiobacter following implantable collamer lens implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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