Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Pink hypopyon: a sign of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis.
  1. S. A. al Hazzaa,
  2. K. F. Tabbara and
  3. J. A. Gammon
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


    Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis in infants is uncommon. We recently examined and treated an infant who presented with pink hypopyon which followed a Serratia marcescens septicaemia. Culture of the aspirate from the anterior chamber showed no red blood cells, and grew Serratia marcescens, which was also isolated from the tip of the child's umbilical artery catheter. The presence of a pink hypopyon in the absence of hyphaema may suggest the diagnosis of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.