J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(10); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(10):1605-1609.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.10.1605    Published online October 15, 2013.
A Case of Corneal Perforation and IOL Prolapsed in Serratia Marcescens Endophthalmitis after Cataract Surgery.
Yong Kyun Shin, Moo Hwan Chang, Sung Eun Kyung
Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook University Medical College, Cheonan, Korea. changmh@dankook.ac.kr
백내장수술 후 각막 천공 및 인공수정체 탈출을 보인 세라티아 마르세센스 안내염 1예
Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook University Medical College, Cheonan, Korea
To report a case of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis following phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. CASE SUMMARY: A 64-year-old male with a history of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease was referred with right ocular pain and reduced vision 1 day after cataract surgery. On admission, hypopyon on anterior chamber by slit lamp examination and anterior vitreous was hazy according to ultrasonography. We immediately performed intravitreal antibiotics injection and microbiological analysis of anterior chamber and vitreous samples was performed. On day 3, persistent cornea stormal infiltration and cornea perforation were visible and the organism was identified as S. marcescens. Despite appropriate antibiotic treatment the eye continued to deteriorate. CONCLUSIONS: S. marcescens endophthalmitis was diagnosed and treated immediately, but rapid progression and outcome were unsatisfactory.
Key Words: Endophthalmitis;Serratia marcescens

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