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February 1973

Serratia marcescens Endophthalmitis

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.