Pseudomonas corneoscleritis

Eduardo C Alfonso, K. R. Kenyon, L. D. Ormerod, R. Stevens, M. D. Wagoner, D. M. Albert

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Abstract

We evaluated three cases of Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneoscleritis, one associated with the use of contaminated eyedrops; another in an elderly, debilitated patient; and the third in a patient who had previously undergone penetrating keratoplasty. In the first two cases, control of the infection was achieved by intensive antibiotic therapy alone. The third case required evisceration of the eye following spontaneous perforation at the site of scleral involvement. Histopathologic findings showed persistence of the organism in the sclera despite intensive antibiotic therapy for six days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-98
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume103
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 18 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Pseudomonas
Eye Evisceration
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Sclera
Ophthalmic Solutions
Infection Control
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Therapeutics
Spontaneous Perforation

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Alfonso, E. C., Kenyon, K. R., Ormerod, L. D., Stevens, R., Wagoner, M. D., & Albert, D. M. (1987). Pseudomonas corneoscleritis. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 103(1), 90-98.

Pseudomonas corneoscleritis. / Alfonso, Eduardo C; Kenyon, K. R.; Ormerod, L. D.; Stevens, R.; Wagoner, M. D.; Albert, D. M.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 103, No. 1, 18.02.1987, p. 90-98.

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Alfonso, EC, Kenyon, KR, Ormerod, LD, Stevens, R, Wagoner, MD & Albert, DM 1987, 'Pseudomonas corneoscleritis', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 90-98.
Alfonso EC, Kenyon KR, Ormerod LD, Stevens R, Wagoner MD, Albert DM. Pseudomonas corneoscleritis. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1987 Feb 18;103(1):90-98.
Alfonso, Eduardo C ; Kenyon, K. R. ; Ormerod, L. D. ; Stevens, R. ; Wagoner, M. D. ; Albert, D. M. / Pseudomonas corneoscleritis. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1987 ; Vol. 103, No. 1. pp. 90-98.
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