Demographic patterns of ED patients diagnosed as having corneal ulcer
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, May 22, 2013
French DD et al. - This work aimed to study the demographic features of patients with emergency department (ED) visits for ulcerative keratitis, including information on insurance coverage and on-site consultant support. Emergency department participation by ophthalmologist for ulcerative keratitis was relatively high. Whether the lack of health insurance affects the decision to hospitalize patients with corneal ulcers is a question that deserves further study. What influence the ...
Fungal Corneal Ulcer and Bacterial Orbital Cellulitis Occur as Complications of Bacterial Endophthalmitis after Cataract Surgery in an Immunocompetent Patient
Seminars in Ophthalmology, March 25, 2013
Kim EC et al. - This study aims to report a case of fungal corneal ulcer and bacterial orbital cellulitis as complications of bacterial endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. Fungal corneal ulcer and bacterial orbital cellulitis can occur as complications of endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient.
New insight into non-healing corneal ulcers: iatrogenic crystals
Eye, April 10, 2013
Livingstone I et al. - This study aims to characterise and correlate crystalline precipitations implicated in non-healing corneal ulceration in two patients with a previous history of acanthamoeba keratitis. These findings shed new light on the aetiopathogenesis of non-healing corneal ulceration, and have broad implications on topical prescribing for this challenging condition.
Autologous Fibrin Membrane Combined With Solid Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Management of Perforated Corneal Ulcers A Pilot Study Fibrin Membrane With Platelet-Rich Plasma
JAMA Ophthalmology, April 9, 2013
Alio JL et al. - This study aims to evaluate the use of autologous solid platelet-rich plasma in combination with an autologous fibrin membrane as a surgical alternative for wound closure in perforated corneal ulcers. The combined use of autologous fibrin membrane and E-PRP clot is a safe and effective surgical alternative for the closure of corneal perforations. This technique can be considered as a temporary measure until the condition of the cornea permits definite ...
Surgical resection and amniotic membrane transplantation for treatment of refractory giant papillae in vernal keratoconjunctivitis
Cornea, May 29, 2013
Guo P et al. - The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of surgical resection and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for treatment of refractory symptomatic giant papillae in vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Surgical resection combined with AMT is an effective procedure for treatment of refractory giant papillae in patients with VKC.
Emerging moxifloxacin resistance in pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis isolates in South India
Ophthalmic Epidemiology, June 18, 2013
Oldenburg CE et al. - This study aims to describe temporal trends in Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistance to moxifloxacin in keratitis isolates from South India. The authors found a sharp increase in the proportion of isolates that were resistant to moxifloxacin from 2007 to 2009.