Acute-onset endophthalmitis caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Robert B. Garoon, Darlene Miller, Harry W. Flynn

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Purpose: To report a series of patients with acute-onset bacterial endophthalmitis caused by culture proven Staphylococcus lugdunensis, and to characterize clinical outcomes and microbiologic susceptibilities of this organism. Observations: The study included six eyes of 6 patients. The etiologies included cataract surgery (3), open globe injury (2), and intravitreal injection (1). Isolates of S. lugdunensis demonstrated sensitivity to vancomycin in all cases reported. Three of 6 isolates of S. lugdunensis demonstrated resistance to oxacillin and 1 isolate demonstrated resistance to ciprofloxacin. Best-corrected visual acuity was ≥20/400 in 6/6 (100%) of eyes and ≥20/40 in 3/6 (50%) of cases. Conclusion and importance: Acute-onset endophthalmitis caused by S. lugdunensis is associated with variable visual outcomes. Vancomycin provides consistent coverage of acute-onset endophthalmitis cause by S. lugdunensis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Endophthalmitis
  • Lugdunensis
  • Staphylococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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