Scientific article

Bacterial keratitis after nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery

Published inJournal of cataract and refractive surgery, vol. 34, no. 4, p. 707-709
Publication date2008

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.

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Collagen/administration & dosage
  • Cornea/microbiology
  • Corneal Ulcer/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology
  • Female
  • Fluorometholone/therapeutic use
  • Gentamicins/therapeutic use
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle/surgery
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Sclerostomy
  • Staphylococcal Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology
  • Staphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification
Citation (ISO format)
MENDRINOS, Efstratios et al. Bacterial keratitis after nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery. In: Journal of cataract and refractive surgery, 2008, vol. 34, n° 4, p. 707–709. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.11.039
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ISSN of the journal0886-3350

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