Fungal endophthalmitis is a recognized but uncommon complication following corneal transplantation procedures.1 Herein, we describe a patient with Candida glabrata endophthalmitis subsequent to Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with graft-to-host transmission. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of a patient who developed C glabrata endophthalmitis after DSAEK in which the residual graft tissue had a positive culture for the causative organism.
Weng CY, Parke DW, Walter SD, Isom RF, Chang JS, Flynn HW. Candida glabrata Endophthalmitis Transmitted From Graft to Host After Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(11):1381-1383. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.2780