Ovadendron sulphureo-ochraceum Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery

Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
American Journal of Ophthalmology (Impact Factor: 3.87). 04/1995; 119(3):307-12. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9394(14)71172-9
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We examined an 82-year-old woman with delayed-onset endophthalmitis caused by an opportunistic pathogen, Ovadendron sulphureo-ochraceum.
Tissue obtained during vitrectomy was cultured and examined by light and electron microscopy. An enucleation specimen was examined by light microscopy.
The patient had fungal endophthalmitis, with O. sulphureo-ochraceum present in the lens capsule. The eye developed a necrotizing scleritis secondary to O. sulphureo-ochraceum. The patient failed to respond to intravitreous, subconjunctival, and systemic amphotericin B, and the eye was enucleated.
In this case of O. sulphureo-ochraceum as a human pathogen, the organism caused endophthalmitis after cataract extraction.

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