Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

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

Scleral buckle infection by Serratia species


Ramesh Venkatesh, Manisha Agarwal, Shalini Singh, Rahul Mayor, Aditya Bansal 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Venkatesh R, Agarwal M, Singh S, Mayor R, Bansal A. Scleral buckle infection by Serratia species.Oman J Ophthalmol 2017;10:36-37


How to cite this URL:
Venkatesh R, Agarwal M, Singh S, Mayor R, Bansal A. Scleral buckle infection by Serratia species. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];10:36-37
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