Tunnel infection is one of the most dreaded infections, post phacoemulsification. Most cases reported till now are caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria or fungi and very few cases by the acid-fast organisms. Ocular infections by Nocardia usually have poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of tunnel infection, its management and microbiological identification of cause behind it, that is, Nocardia cyriacigeorgica a rare acid-fast microorganism.
- anterior chamber
- medical management
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Contributors RiR: conception and design of the study, data acquisition and interpretation, data analysis, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript. RaR: conception and design of thestudy, data interpretation, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript. MB: conception of study, data interpretation, drafting and critical revision of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript, guarantor of the study. NG: data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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