Acute-onset postoperative endophthalmitis caused by multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia

Shekhar Sanghi, Avinash Pathengay, Animesh Jindal, Vishal Raval, Sameera Nayak, Savitri Sharma, Abhishek Bawdekar, Harry W. Flynn

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The purpose of this paper is to report outcomes of intravitreal imipenem in the treatment of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella-related postoperative endophthalmitis. This observational case series consists of three eyes from three patients seen between 2013 and 2014. Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae is characterized by a rapid, fulminant course and severe intraocular inflammation. Intravitreal imipenem may be used to treat such infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1783-1785
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
StatePublished - Sep 16 2014


  • Imipenem
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Multidrug resistance
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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