Branhamella catarrhalis colonization of exposed nylon sutures

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Abstract

A 63-year-old man who had uncomplicated cataract, surgery four years previously complained of having redness, blurred vision, and photophobia in his right eye for one week. Examination revealed numerous exposed nylon sutures with peculiar leaf-like, white deposits surrounding them, associated with underlying conjunctival leukocytic infiltration. Smears of the adherent material showed gram-negative diplococci and cultures produced heavy growth of Branhamella catarrhalis. Removal of the offending sutures and fortified topical antibiotic therapy resolved the ocular inflammation. The unique form in which this infection presented is a reminder that ocular surgical patients deserve long-term follow-up for problems like exposed sutures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-848
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis
Nylons
Sutures
Photophobia
Cataract
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Inflammation
Growth
Infection
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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Branhamella catarrhalis colonization of exposed nylon sutures. / Harris, David.

In: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.01.1991, p. 847-848.

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