Corneal rim cultures

William Mathers, M. A. Lemp

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Abstract

We perfored a retrospective analysis of 291 consecutive scleral rim cultures, taken at the time of corneal transplantation, from 1981 to 1986. There were 82 positive cultures (39%), and the most common pathogen was Staphylococcus epidermidis, with 24 positive cultures (30%). Ten of these (42%) were resistant to gentamycin. There were no cases of endophthalmitis or other infections in the immediate postoperative period. We also found 15 positive cultures of Streptococcus viridans. Of these, 13 (87%) were resistant to gentamycin but sensitive to most other antibiotics. Even though endophthalmitis is rare following penetrating keratoplasty, the emergence of resistant strains of Streptococcus viridans and Staphylococcus epidermidis suggests that eyebanks need to consider the addition of a second antibiotic to their MK medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Viridans Streptococci
Endophthalmitis
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Gentamicins
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Corneal Transplantation
Postoperative Period
Infection

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Mathers, W., & Lemp, M. A. (1987). Corneal rim cultures. Cornea, 6(3), 231-233.

Corneal rim cultures. / Mathers, William; Lemp, M. A.

In: Cornea, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1987, p. 231-233.

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Mathers, W & Lemp, MA 1987, 'Corneal rim cultures', Cornea, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 231-233.
Mathers W, Lemp MA. Corneal rim cultures. Cornea. 1987;6(3):231-233.
Mathers, William ; Lemp, M. A. / Corneal rim cultures. In: Cornea. 1987 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 231-233.
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