microbial keratitis


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microbial keratitis

Keratitis due to bacterial infection, often in patients who wear contaminated contact lenses.
See also: keratitis
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The antibacterial activity of contact lens solutions against microbial keratitis.
Risk factors for microbial keratitis with contemporary contact lenses: a case-control study.
None of our cases were found to have microbial keratitis caused by CL or epithelium patency.
Lam DS, Houang E, Fan DS, Lyon D, Seal D, Wong E, Hong Kong Microbial Keratitis Study Group.
Bacterial biofilm on contact lenses and lens storage cases in wearers with microbial keratitis.
This is a retrospective review conducted for a single centre to isolate cases with presumed infective microbial keratitis.
Microbial keratitis as a complication of corneal exposure in ICU patients has been consistently reported despite preventative measures (13-15).
Thus, the analysis of such associated risk factors and the isolated microbial aetiology will help in understanding the relationship between risk factors and microbial keratitis, and is essential for initiation of empirical antimicrobial therapy with subjective interpretation of presenting clinical features for practicing ophthalmologist.
Microbial keratitis caused by bacteria is the most serious response seen during lens wear (1 in 1000 wearers) and can lead to vision impairment and, in serious cases, to permanent vision loss.
has received a $100,000 grant from the National Eye Institute, a member agency of the National Institute of Health, to study the use of ECI developed Protector Proteins to combat microbial keratitis.

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