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Contact lens microbial keratitis and prior topical steroid use: a disaster in the making?

Authors
  • Wang, J C
  • Su, D
  • Lim, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2004
Volume
33
Issue
4
Pages
484–488
Identifiers
PMID: 15329761
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with prior topical combined antibiotics-steroids present slightly later and with larger ulcers. However, the duration of stay, final visual acuity, treatment failure and complication rates were not statistically different from the non-treated group. This might be due to 1) early presentation and therefore early treatment of contact lens-related microbial keratitis and 2) the short duration of use of combined antibiotic-steroid eye drops.

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