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Clinico-microbiological perspective of corneal ulcer


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Author Details : Chandrakanth Reddy, Kausika Garapati*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 49-51


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Abstract

Corneal ulcer is a major cause of mono-ocular blindness in developing countries. Clinical diagnosis and management of corneal ulcers is helped by microbiological diagnosis.
Purpose: To evaluate microbiological support for clinical diagnosis and management of corneal ulcers.
Materials and Methods: All the patients presenting with corneal ulceration underwent clinical evaluation and standard microbiological evaluation of their corneal scrapings.
Results: Out of 200 corneal ulcer cases, 127 were clinically diagnosed as bacterial and 73 as fungal.
On microscopy 65 were positive for Gram’s staining, 49 were stained by KOH staining and rest 86 were negative for Gram’s and KOH staining.
Further culture examination of total corneal cases identified 69 bacterial isolates and 50 fungal isolates.
Conclusion: A good clinical evaluation aided by microbiological support will help in better diagnosis and treatment of corneal ulcer.

Keywords: Clinically diagnosed, Corneal ulceration.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijooo.2019.013

How to cite : Reddy C, Garapati K, Clinico-microbiological perspective of corneal ulcer. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2019;5(2):49-51

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