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February 1973

Serratia marcescens Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

Manila, Philippines
From the Philippine Eye Research Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manila.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(2):163-166. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040165023

A case of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis following an intracapsular cataract cryoextraction in a diabetic patient is delineated. Appropriate antibiotic therapy failed to control the infection. Intravitreal administration in rabbit eyes of the culture of live bacteria, broth suspension of the dead-disrupted form of the organism, or the bacteria-free culture filtrates produced an infection that mimics the case presented.

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