Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
ROMERO AROCA, P; MENDEZ MARIN, I; PUJOL BAJADOR, I y BALLESTER BASTERDIE, F. Chronic endophthalmitis in pseudophakic patients caused by Bacillus subtilis. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.2, pp.107-109. ISSN 0365-6691.
Objective/Methods: We present two cases of patients with chronic endophthalmitis. The treatment included intraocular lens exchange, total capsulectomy and posterior vitrectomy through the limbus. In both cases, samples of the vitreous were taken and sent to the laboratory together with the intraocular lens and remmants of posterior capsule for culture and antibiogram. Results/Conclusions: Microbiologic examination and culture were positive in two cases for Bacillus subtilis, which is not actually identified in literature as an etiologic agent for chronic endophthalmitis.
Palabras clave : Chronic endophthalmitis; catarac surgery; bacillus subtilis.