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Bacterial Keratitis following Radial Keratotomy

Wilhelmus, Kirk R. M.D.; Hamburg, Sol M.D.

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Abstract

Suppurative keratitis due to Staphylococcus aureus occurred in a myopic female with atopic dermatitis 10 days after radial keratotomy. A small perforation in the infected radial incision reopened during antibacterial therapy and was repaired with cyanoacrylate adhesive. Residual corneal scarring produced with-the-rule astigmatism, but uncorrected visual acuity improved to 20/25.

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