Peptostreptococcal Endophthalmitis with a Relapsing Course

Gary I. Mason*, Gholam A. Peyman, Lee M. Jampol, Robert C. Fletcher, Motilal Raichand

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A posttraumatic exogenous endophthalmitis developed that was due to Peptostreptococcus. This Gram-positive anaerobe was isolated in pure culture from vitreous. The endophthalmitis showed a bacteriologic and clinical relapse despite conventional routes of antimicrobial treatment. A second clinical relapse occurred despite apparent vitreal sterilization with intravitreal antibiotics. The response to vitrectomy was impressive, and postoperatively the patient's visual acuity improved to 20/20.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1813-1816
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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