Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 16(1); 2002 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2002;16(1):59-61.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2002.16.1.59    Published online June 30, 2002.
A case of streptococcus pyogenes endophthalmitis following cataract surgery.
Yoon Hee Kim, Young Uh, Seok Joon Lee, Won Seok Song
Department of Ophthalmology, Wonju Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Kangwon-do, Korea.
Abstract
A small number of cases of bacterial endophthalmitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes, a Gram positive organism, have previously been reported. In this case, rapidly progressive Streptococcus pyogenes endophthalmitis was developed five years after cataract surgery which had been. The previous cataract surgery was combined with intraocular lens implantation by trans-scleral suspension technique. Treatment included enucleation and intravenous antibiotic injection. In this case of delayed Streptococcus pyogenes endophthalmitis after extracapsular cataract extraction. It seems probable that progressive erosion of the suture material resulted in exogenous endophthalmitis.
Key Words: endophthalmitis;Streptococcus pyogenes


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