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Postoperative Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis associated with asymptomatic bacteriuria
  1. Melissa Chin and
  2. Imran Khan
  1. Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Melissa Chin; mcchin88{at}


An 86-year-old man with diabetes and a history of prostate cancer, indwelling urinary catheter and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriuria presented on day 4 post left phacoemulsification cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant with signs and symptoms of postoperative endophthalmitis. Vitreous sample was positive for P. aeruginosa. Prompt treatment with intravitreal antibiotics was initiated followed by anterior chamber washout with pars plana vitrectomy; however, the visual outcome was poor.

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior chamber
  • Catheterisation / catheter care
  • Retina
  • Urinary tract infections

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  • Contributors MC participated in managing the case, performed the literature search, wrote the article and is also the guarantor. IK participated in managing the case, suggested that the article be written and reviewed the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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