Bilateral Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis following bilateral simultaneous cataract surgery

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep-Oct;55(5):374-5. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.33825.


A bilateral simultaneous cataract surgery (BSCS) was performed on a 67-year-old man. The surgeon had not changed the surgical settings in between the two procedures for the two eyes. The patient developed fulminant bilateral endophthalmitis a day following the BSCS. Intravitreal culture grew Pseudomonas aeruginosa . The source of infection was not found. Immediate bilateral vitrectomy and intravitreal, subconjunctival, topical and systemic antibiotic did not save the eyes. Patient ended up with bilateral visual loss.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology*
  • Endophthalmitis / pathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Phacoemulsification / adverse effects*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / microbiology*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / pathology
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / microbiology*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / pathology
  • Vitreous Body / microbiology*