Microbiologic spectrum and susceptibility of isolates in delayed post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis

Animesh Jindal, Avinash Pathengay, Subhadra Jalali, Annie Mathai, Rajeev Reddy Pappuru, Raja Narayanan, Jay Chhablani, Savitri Sharma, Taraprasad Das, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the microbiological spectrum and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates in delayed post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis. A retrospective review of 33 consecutive patients with culture proven delayed post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis was done from January 2006 to March 2013. There were 22 bacterial and eleven fungal cases. Common isolates were Streptococci (seven cases), coagulase-negative staphylococci (five), Gram-negative bacilli (seven), Nocardia (two), Aspergillus (five), Candida (five). Gram-positive cocci were most susceptible to vancomycin and gatifloxacin (91.7%). Gram-negative isolates were most susceptible to ofloxacin (85.7%). Fungi being slow growing organisms are an important cause of delayed post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1079
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2015

Keywords

  • Antibiotic sensitivity
  • Delayed endophthalmitis
  • Microbiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Jindal, A., Pathengay, A., Jalali, S., Mathai, A., Pappuru, R. R., Narayanan, R., Chhablani, J., Sharma, S., Das, T., & Flynn, H. W. (2015). Microbiologic spectrum and susceptibility of isolates in delayed post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis. Clinical Ophthalmology, 9, 1077-1079. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S82852