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Shewanella putrefaciens keratitis in the lamellar bed 6 years after LASIK.
J Refract Surg. 2007 Oct; 23(8):830-2.JR

Abstract

PURPOSE

To present a case of infectious keratitis occurring 6 years after LASIK due to the rare human pathogen Shewanella putrefaciens.

METHODS

A 58-year-old man presented with redness and pain in the right eye 6 years following LASIK retreatment. Examination revealed a corneal infiltrate at the flap interface. Corneal scraping of stroma beneath the flap was submitted for histopathologic and microbiologic evaluation.

RESULTS

An infiltrate located at the LASIK flap interface originated from an epithelial defect at the flap-corneal junction. Corneal stroma cultures demonstrated Shewanella putrefaciens. The infection resolved with antibiotic treatment.

CONCLUSIONS

LASIK-related complications, such as infections, can occur many years following the procedure. The potential space created under the LASIK flap may predispose patients to infection by opportunistic organisms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17985805

Citation

Park, Hee-Jung S., et al. "Shewanella Putrefaciens Keratitis in the Lamellar Bed 6 Years After LASIK." Journal of Refractive Surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), vol. 23, no. 8, 2007, pp. 830-2.
Park HJ, Tuli SS, Downer DM, et al. Shewanella putrefaciens keratitis in the lamellar bed 6 years after LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2007;23(8):830-2.
Park, H. J., Tuli, S. S., Downer, D. M., Gohari, A. R., & Shah, M. (2007). Shewanella putrefaciens keratitis in the lamellar bed 6 years after LASIK. Journal of Refractive Surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995), 23(8), 830-2.
Park HJ, et al. Shewanella Putrefaciens Keratitis in the Lamellar Bed 6 Years After LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2007;23(8):830-2. PubMed PMID: 17985805.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Shewanella putrefaciens keratitis in the lamellar bed 6 years after LASIK. AU - Park,Hee-Jung S, AU - Tuli,Sonal S, AU - Downer,Donald M, AU - Gohari,A Reza, AU - Shah,Milan, PY - 2007/11/8/pubmed PY - 2007/12/7/medline PY - 2007/11/8/entrez SP - 830 EP - 2 JF - Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995) JO - J Refract Surg VL - 23 IS - 8 N2 - PURPOSE: To present a case of infectious keratitis occurring 6 years after LASIK due to the rare human pathogen Shewanella putrefaciens. METHODS: A 58-year-old man presented with redness and pain in the right eye 6 years following LASIK retreatment. Examination revealed a corneal infiltrate at the flap interface. Corneal scraping of stroma beneath the flap was submitted for histopathologic and microbiologic evaluation. RESULTS: An infiltrate located at the LASIK flap interface originated from an epithelial defect at the flap-corneal junction. Corneal stroma cultures demonstrated Shewanella putrefaciens. The infection resolved with antibiotic treatment. CONCLUSIONS: LASIK-related complications, such as infections, can occur many years following the procedure. The potential space created under the LASIK flap may predispose patients to infection by opportunistic organisms. SN - 1081-597X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17985805/Shewanella_putrefaciens_keratitis_in_the_lamellar_bed_6_years_after_LASIK_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=17985805.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -