Brevundimonas vesicularis keratitis after laser in situ keratomileusis

Jesse S. Pelletier, Takeshi Ide, Sonia H. Yoo

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A 45-year-old woman developed a corneal infiltrate 14 months after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) enhancement in the left eye. The LASIK flap was lifted, scraped, and irrigated with fortified vancomycin and ceftazidime. Scraped samples were cultured and grew Brevundimonas vesicularis. The patient remained on topical ceftazidime until improvement was noted and was then switched to topical levofloxacin. The keratitis resolved on antibiotic agents with strong gram-negative coverage and a steroid. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a B vesicularis ocular infection. Financial Disclosure: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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