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February 1973

Staphylococcus epidermidis (albus) EndophthalmitisReport of Two Cases After Cataract Extraction

Author Affiliations

Manila, Philippines; Rochester, Minn; Boston
From the Microbiology section, Philippine Eye Research Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila (Dr. Valenton); the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (Dr. Brubaker); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston (Dr. Allen).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(2):94-96. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040096004

Two cases of bacterial endophthalmitis following cataract extraction are described. The causative agent was Staphylococcus epidermidis (albus), which was confirmed by smears and identified in cultures of the aqueous aspirates.