Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus caruncle abscess

Lily Koo Lin, Eli L. Chang

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A 60-year-old woman under treatment for a left lower eyelid abscess developed a right caruncle abscess. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was identified in cultures performed on both lesions. Treatment consisted of oral ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin drops. There was resolution of both lesions with incision and drainage, and antibiotic therapy. MRSA is a pathogen that can be readily isolated from the caruncle. The authors are unaware of previous reported cases of a MRSA caruncle abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery


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