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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Microbiological profile in keratoconjuctivits

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Author Details : Noorjahan Sajid, Priyangee Sen, Etisha Nawani*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 523-528

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Introduction: Microbial keratitis is a common, potentially vision-threatening ocular infection that may
be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites. Treating infective suppurative corneal ulcers as an
ophthalmic emergency and quick administration of appropriate anti-microbial therapy is the need of the
hour for saving the eye of the patient and preventing the catastrophe of life-long blindness
Materials and Methods: This study was undertaken in the department of ophthalmology FH. Medical
College, Agra & department of microbiology. 392 patients with a clinical diagnosis of infective corneal
ulcer were enrolled for the study. A complete demographic profile, associate d risk factors, and microbial
etiology were studied.
Results: In our study, patients with infective keratitis were enrolled. We found 266 positive for bacterial,
fungal and mixed culture.65.8% were male and 34.2% were female. In which 38% culture was positive
for bacteria, 14.3 % was fugal positive and 5.1% was mixes isolates were found. In bacteria we found
S.epidermidis (40%) was the most common and in fungal Aspergillus (60.7%) was common
Conclusion: Fungal corneal ulcers were the most common type found in our study. Timely detection and
appropriate management are recommended to prevent prolonged ocular morbidity and blindness.

Keywords: Keratitis, Fungal, Bacterial, Corneal ulcers.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijceo.2019.122

How to cite : Sajid N, Sen P, Nawani E, Microbiological profile in keratoconjuctivits. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019;5(4):523-528

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