Bilateral Pseudomonas keratitis without predisposing factors

Parmar, Pragya; Salman, Amjad; Kalavathy, C. M.; Kaliamurthy, J.; Thomas, Philip A.; Jesudasan, C A Nelson
January 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jan2007, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p62
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Bilateral keratitis usually occurs in predisposed individuals such as contact lens wearers, those suffering from malnutrition and immunodeficiency or patients undergoing bilateral refractive corneal surgery. We report a 30-year-old man without any obvious predisposing factors who presented with complaints of pain and decreased vision in both eyes. Examination revealed corneal ulcers in both eyes, which on microbiological culture grew Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The patient underwent a therapeutic keratoplasty in the right eye while the left eye was managed medically. Bilateral Pseudomonas keratitis can develop in the absence of any obvious predisposing factors.


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