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Bacterial keratitis after nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery

Dreifuss, Sylvain
Published in Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2008, vol. 34, no. 4, p. 707-9
Abstract A 68-year-old woman had uneventful deep sclerectomy with a collagen implant in the left eye that was complicated by infectious keratitis 2 weeks later. Corneal scraping revealed the presence of Staphylococcus aureus. The patient responded to topical antibiotic treatment, and the corneal infiltration resolved, leaving a corneal scar. Bacterial keratitis may occur after nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery and should be included in the list of early postoperative complications.
Keywords AgedAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useCollagen/administration & dosageCornea/microbiologyCorneal Ulcer/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiologyDrug Therapy, CombinationEye Infections, Bacterial/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiologyFemaleFluorometholone/therapeutic useGentamicins/therapeutic useGlaucoma, Open-Angle/surgeryHumansMicrobial Sensitivity TestsPostoperative ComplicationsSclerostomyStaphylococcal Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiologyStaphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification
PMID: 18361998
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MENDRINOS, Efstratios et al. Bacterial keratitis after nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery. In: Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2008, vol. 34, n° 4, p. 707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.11.039 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1988

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