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Acinetobacter baumannii is a bacterial species capable of provoking several clinical manifestations and possessing several mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, besides adapting to adverse situations, thus enabling its permanence in health centers. The broad spectrum of infections caused by this species also includes eye infections, which may lead to a serious clinical outcome depending on the circumstances. Endophthalmitis is one of the most serious complications amongst ophthalmological infections, which can be caused by fungi and bacteria. Although not very frequent, cases of endophthalmitis caused by A. baumanni have been described in the literature, with differentiated clinical outcomes being observed. Our objective is to report a case of postoperative endophthalmitis caused by multi-drug resistant A. baumannii, identified as from vitreous humor collection and an antimicrobial susceptibility profile confirmed by automated testing. The worsened infection and failure to treat the microorganism via antibiotic therapy resulted in ocular globe evisceration of an immunocompetent 70-year-old male patient with no related clinical history on the 17th day after a surgery for cataract removal by phacoemulsification with implantation of intraocular lens (IOL).