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Ophthalmology. 2001 Jul;108(7):1266-8.

Infectious keratitis after laser refractive surgery.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report two cases of infectious keratitis, one fungal after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and the other bacterial after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

DESIGN:

Two interventional case reports.

PARTICIPANTS:

Case 1 is a male who was seen 3 weeks after PRK with a corneal ulceration. Case 2 involves a female who was seen 7 weeks after LASIK with interface granularity.

RESULTS:

Cultures in case 1 were identified as Scopulariopsis species, and despite intensive treatment, a therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (PK) was eventually performed. Case 2 had cultures identified as Mycobacterium chelonae and also ultimately required a therapeutic PK.

CONCLUSIONS:

Two unusual infectious keratitides are reported after different laser refractive surgery techniques.

PMID:
11425685
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