Dark hypopyon in Streptococcus bovis endogenous endophthalmitis: Clinicopathologic correlations

Adam Hauch, Dean Eliott, Narsing A. Rao, Daniel V. Vasconcelos-Santos, Thomas O'Hearn, Amani A. Fawzi

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Purpose: The aim of this report is to present a previously unreported causative organism associated with brown-pigmented hypopyon in a patient with endophthalmitis. Methods: This is a retrospective case report which includes clinicopathologic correlations. Results: Vitreous cultures demonstrated Streptococcus bovis infection resulting in a brown-pigmented hypopyon, with uveal pigment found intra- and extracellularly on pathologic examination of the pupillary membrane. Conclusions: S. bovis endophthalmitis may be a cause of dark hypopyon, especially in patients with a history of liver disease, and, when identified, warrants colonoscopy and cardiac workup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Brown/dark hypopyon
  • Colon cancer
  • Endocarditis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Streptococcus bovis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Ophthalmology


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