TITLE

Ulcerative keratitis associated with contact lens wear

AUTHOR(S)
Bharathi, M. Jayahar; Ramakrishnan, R.; Meenakshi, R.; Kumar, C. Shiv; Padmavathy, S.; Mittal, S.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jan2007, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
To review the microbiological profile of ulcerative keratitis associated with contact lens (CL)-wear, 35 patients with culture-proven CL-associated microbial keratitis were studied between September 1999 and September 2002. Corneal scrapes and CL-care products were collected and were subjected to microbiological evaluation. Gram-negative bacilli alone were recovered from the corneal scrapes of all 35 (100%) patients, all 70 (100%) CL storage case wells and also from CL-care solution of six (17.14%) of the 35 patients. There was a significantly higher number of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (71.43%) isolated from eyes with CL-related keratitis than other bacterial isolates (28.57%) (P<0.001). Microbial contamination of CL storage cases was a great risk for gram-negative bacterial infection among soft CL-wearers.
ACCESSION #
23674380

 

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