Ochrobactrum anthropi: A Rare Cause of Culture-Proven Acute Post-Operative Cluster Endophthalmitis

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Jul 2:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2021.1945636. Online ahead of print.


Aim: To report the clinical presentation and management outcomes of an outbreak of culture-proven post-operative endophthalmitis (POE) secondary to Ochrobactrum anthropi.Methods: This study was conducted at a tertiary-care eye hospital in South India.Results: Fifty-five patients underwent cataract surgery by six surgeons on three consecutive days in the same surgical facility in September 2020. Four patients developed POE after a mean interval of 12.0 ± 4.8 days and underwent immediate vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotic injections (Vancomycin and Ceftazidime). All patients required a core vitrectomy (culture positive, n = 4/4). Two patients underwent an additional intraocular lens explantation, 2 and 4 months after presentation. All the four patients showed good anatomical and functional recoveries (mean follow-up, 5.75 ± 1.5 months). Two other patients had an exaggerated post-operative inflammation, which was successfully treated with topical medications.Conclusions: O. anthropi is a rare cause of acute POE. Although the isolated organism was multi-drug resistant, the outcome was good in all the patients.

PMID:34213986 | DOI:10.1080/09273948.2021.1945636