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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 469607, 3 pages
Case Report

Traumatic Endophthalmitis due to Cellulosimicrobium cellulans

1Department of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
2Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA

Received 10 November 2011; Accepted 28 December 2011

Academic Editor: V. Hegde

Copyright © 2011 Pimkwan Jaru-ampornpan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To report a case of traumatic endophthalmitis due to Cellulosimicrobium cellulans. Design. Case report. Methods. Retrospective chart review. Results. To our knowledge, this is the first report of traumatic endophthalmitis due to C. cellulans, which did not respond to intravitreal antibiotics or repeat vitrectomy and ultimately led to the discovery of an occult intraocular foreign body. Conclusions. C. cellulans is a rare cause of endophthalmitis. Greater awareness of this bacterium in the ophthalmic literature as a cause of endophthalmitis and its association with foreign bodies may allow earlier and more purposeful intervention in future cases.