Infection after radial keratotomy

J. R. Gussler, D. Miller, M. Jaffe, E. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)798-799
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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