CASE REPORT

Acanthamoeba and Pseudomonas Co-infection after Cataract Surgery

The Open Ophthalmology Journal 31 Aug 2023 CASE REPORT DOI: 10.2174/18743641-v17-e230726-2023-9

Abstract

Background:

We report a case of endophthalmitis secondary to a co-infection with Acanthamoeba and Pseudomonas aeruginosa post-cataract surgery in a peripheral hospital in Lebanon.

Case Presentation:

The patient presented to our department after having a phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation at a peripheral hospital.

Case Study:

Proper management and interventions were made to salvage the eye.

Conclusion:

To our knowledge, the literature has no prior cases of endophthalmitis with such a co-infection.

Keyword: Acanthamoeba, Pseudomonas, Co-infection, Cataract surgery, Aerobic gram-negative microorganism, Endophthalmitis.
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