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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Feb;29(2):407-9.

Late bacterial keratitis after implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments.

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Quinze-Vingts National Center of Ophthalmology, Paris, France. bourcier@quinze-vingts.fr

Abstract

We report a case of bacterial keratitis that occurred after implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments (Intacs). The patient presented with decreased vision, inflammation, and stromal infiltrates localized at the extremity of an Intacs channel 3 months after surgery. Culture were positive for Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The infiltrates progressed despite treatment with topical fortified and systemic antibiotics. The Intacs were removed. The keratitis slowly resolved, and the patient recovered a best corrected visual acuity of 20/20.

PMID:
12648660
DOI:
10.1016/s0886-3350(02)01484-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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