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November 2014

Candida glabrata Endophthalmitis Transmitted From Graft to Host After Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(11):1381-1383. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.2780

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.