CASE REPORT


Acanthamoeba and Pseudomonas Co-infection after Cataract Surgery



Nour R. Jabbour1, Majd S. Haddam1, *, Ghina F. El Chakik1, Rania N. Warrak1
1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon


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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.