Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1742--1744

Arcuate keratotomy infiltration following uneventful femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery


Partha Biswas1, Sumana Chatterjee2, Sneha Batra3, Aniket Ginodia4, Preeyam Biswas5 
1 Director, B B Eye Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Consultant, Cornea Services, B B Eye Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Associate Consultant, B B Eye Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Fellow, B B Eye Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Ophthalmology Resident, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sneha Batra
39, Diamond Harbour Road, PO - Barisha, Kolkata - 700 008, West Bengal
India

An 84-year-old gentleman underwent uneventful femtolaser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) with an arcuate keratotomy (AK) in the left eye. On the 18th post-operative day, a corneal infiltrate developed involving the AK. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the organism isolated on culture. The infiltrate resolved with topical fortified vancomycin and amikacin eyedrops, and the patient regained a visual acuity of 6/6 after 12 weeks. This is the first case from south-east Asia reported in the literature of an infective infiltrate along a femtosecond laser AK. We propose strict peri-operative recommendations to be followed to prevent and treat such infections.


How to cite this article:
Biswas P, Chatterjee S, Batra S, Ginodia A, Biswas P. Arcuate keratotomy infiltration following uneventful femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1742-1744


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Biswas P, Chatterjee S, Batra S, Ginodia A, Biswas P. Arcuate keratotomy infiltration following uneventful femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];67:1742-1744
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