Bacterial keratitis after photorefractive keratectomy

Ashraf Amayem, Ahmed Tawfik Ali, George O. Waring, Osama Ibrahim

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Two patients who had excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia developed bacterial keratitis, one from Staphylococcus epidermidis and the other with a negative culture. Both were treated with topical antimicrobial agents. One eye recovered an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20. The other was left with a moderate subepithelial scar and an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/150.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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