Journal article

Microbial keratitis following corneal transplantation

Sujata Das, Marios Constantinou, Terrence Ong, Hugh R Taylor

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine the predisposing risk factors and analyse the clinical and microbiological profiles of microbial keratitis following corneal transplantation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was done of hospital records of all patients who presented with microbial keratitis in the corneal graft between July 2000 and June 2005 at the Corneal Unit of Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Eighty-one episodes of infection were identified in 62 patients over a 5-year period. Thirteen patients had multiple episodes of infection. The mean age of the patients was 70 +/- 16 years (range: 22-92 years). The median time interval between the graft and infection was 1..

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