Infection after radial keratotomy

J. R. Gussler, Darlene Miller, M. Jaffe, Eduardo C Alfonso

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Abstract

PURPOSE/METHODS: Eight years after eight-incision radial keratotomy, a corneal ulcer developed around the inferotemporal incision in an otherwise healthy 39-year-old man. There was no history of corneal trauma or contact lens wear. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: Both Fusarium and Acanthamoeba organisms were eventually isolated from the ulcer. A therapeutic keratoplasty was performed. Inferotemporal incisions may be predisposed to epithelial breakdown and infection many years after radial keratotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-799
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume119
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Radial Keratotomy
Acanthamoeba
Corneal Ulcer
Corneal Transplantation
Contact Lenses
Fusarium
Infection
Ulcer
Therapeutics
Corneal Injuries

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Infection after radial keratotomy. / Gussler, J. R.; Miller, Darlene; Jaffe, M.; Alfonso, Eduardo C.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 119, No. 6, 01.01.1995, p. 798-799.

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Gussler, JR, Miller, D, Jaffe, M & Alfonso, EC 1995, 'Infection after radial keratotomy', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 119, no. 6, pp. 798-799.
Gussler, J. R. ; Miller, Darlene ; Jaffe, M. ; Alfonso, Eduardo C. / Infection after radial keratotomy. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1995 ; Vol. 119, No. 6. pp. 798-799.
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