Endophthalmitis Caused by Kocuria Kristinae

Prashanth G. Iyer, Noy Ashkenazy, Stephanie J. Weiss, Darlene Miller, Harry W. Flynn

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Kocuria is an anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium, which has been rarely reported to cause endophthalmitis following cataract surgery, intravitreal injections, penetrating ocular trauma, and also secondary to endogenous sources. Visual prognosis is often guarded, with no previous cases reporting a final visual acuity better than 20/60. We describe a young female patient who developed culture-proven Kocuria kristinae endophthalmitis associated with a traumatic scleral rupture. Visual acuity at 2 months of follow-up improved from light perception to 20/50 after treatment with intravitreal antimicrobial therapy and pars plana vitrectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-413
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 31 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Endophthalmitis
  • Intravitreal antimicrobials
  • Kocuria
  • Kocuria kristinae
  • Ocular trauma
  • Pars plana vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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