Other Bacterial Infections: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

  • Sarakshi Mahajan
  • Vishali Gupta


Methicillin and vancomycin resistance among Gram-positive isolates, though rare, is an emerging problem. High-risk patients presenting with endophthalmitis of acute onset with a virulent course and poor response to usual antibiotics are the suspects and should be investigated for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Timely diagnosis with early pars plana Vitrectomy and intravitreal daptomycin injection may help in salvaging these eyes.


Retinal Detachment Usual Antibiotic Vancomycin Resistance Intravenous Drug Abuse Glycopeptide Antibiotic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarakshi Mahajan
    • 1
  • Vishali Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Eye CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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