Journal article

Risk factors for perforation in microbial corneal ulcers in north India

S Titiyal, S Negi, A Anand, R Tandon, N Sharma, RB Vajpayee

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIM: To identify predisposing factors leading to corneal perforation in patients with microbial keratitis. METHOD: Two groups of 60 patients each, with perforated corneal ulcers and healed/healing corneal ulcers, respectively, were recruited in a case-control study conducted in northern India. The cases and controls were matched by age and time of presentation. A standardised proforma was used to identify potential predisposing factors for demographic, social, medical, ocular, and treatment history. All participants underwent a detailed ocular examination. Corneal scrapings were performed where relevant. RESULTS: The characteristics associated with corneal perforation in microbial keratitis ..

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