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- methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
- bleb associated endophthalmitis
- eye (globe)
- treatment surgery
- medical education
Bleb-associated endophthalmitis (BAE) is a rare postoperative complication with a poor visual prognosis that can occur long after surgery. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), an increasingly common and resistant infectant, is first reported here to cause BAE. Conventional medications and methods of treatment are currently adequate.
A patient presented with MRSA BAE, which was successfully treated by intravitreal tap and injection, with a course of vancomycin (table 1, figure 1).
Funding This study was made possible through funding from the VAMC Career Development Award 2, NIH Core Grant EY11373, Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation and the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.