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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-37

Scleral buckle infection by Serratia species


Department of Retina and Vitreous, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Venkatesh
Dr. Shrof's Charity Eye Hospital, 5027, Kedarnath Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.200694

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We describe a rare case of scleral buckle (SB) infection with Serratia species. A 48-year-old male with a history of retinal detachment repair with scleral buckling presented with redness, pain, and purulent discharge in the left eye for 4 days. Conjunctival erosion with exposure of the SB and scleral thinning was noted. The SB was removed and sent for culture. Blood and chocolate agar grew Gram-negative rod-shaped bacillus identified as Serratia marcescens. On the basis of the susceptibility test results, the patient was treated with oral and topical antibiotics. After 6 weeks of the treatment, his infection resolved.


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