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Infected ptosis surgery – a rare complication from a multidrug-resistant organism

Authors Jan-Bond C, Norazah A, Sree-Kumar P, Zunaina E, Fazilawati Q

Received 18 January 2015

Accepted for publication 12 February 2015

Published 17 April 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 721—724


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Chan Jan-Bond,1,2 Abdul-Rahman Norazah,1 Palani Sree-Kumar,1 Embong Zunaina,2 Qamarruddin Fazilawati1

1Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Selayang, Lebuhraya Selayang-Kepong, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Abstract: A 7-year-old boy had a case of congenital ptosis of the right eye and has undergone frontalis sling surgery using Gore-tex material. There was no intraoperative or immediate post­operative complication. However, the patient defaulted his follow-up and presented with right eye preseptal abscess secondary to infected surgical wound 1 month after surgery. He was treated with multiple antibiotics and underwent repeated incision and drainage procedures. However, there was still no resolution of the right eye preseptal abscess. The patient’s condition subsequently improved after removal of the Gore-tex material and treatment with an antibiotic combination of ceftazidime and amikacin. Microbiological analysis finally isolated the multidrug resistant Acinetobacter species. At 6 months follow-up, his right upper eyelid was healed with scarring, but without ptosis.

Keywords: frontalis sling, infected wound, Gore-tex material, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene

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