Journal article

Microbial Keratitis After Penetrating Keratoplasty: Impact of Sutures

Sonia Moorthy, Enrique Graue, Vishal Jhanji, Marios Constantinou, Rasik B Vajpayee

American Journal of Ophthalmology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine the impact of presence or absence of sutures in cases with post-penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) microbial keratitis. DESIGN: A 10-year retrospective chart review of post-PKP patients admitted with microbial keratitis at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, between January 1998 and December 2008 was undertaken. METHODS: Patients were categorized in 2 groups, "sutures present" and "sutures absent." Main parameters evaluated were clinical and microbiological profile and treatment outcome. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-two episodes of microbial keratitis were noted in 101 patients: 71 (58.2%) with sutures present and 51 (41.8%) with sutures absent. Overall,..

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