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March 1979

Bacillus cereus Endogenous Panophthalmitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(3):498-499. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010248012

• A case of severe suppurative endogenous panophthalmitis caused by Bacillus cereus resulted from intravenously administered medications. This is the first, to our knowledge, well-documented case of endogenous endophthalmitis associated with this organism. It is recommended that if on Gram's stain of the anterior chamber fluid, Gram-positive rods are seen, chloramphenicol should be administered in addition to penicillin because of the possibility of B cereus infection.