Candida albicans transmission by penetrating keratoplasty

TitleCandida albicans transmission by penetrating keratoplasty
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsStuart JC, G., Linn J. J
Pagination285 - 7
ISSN0277-3740 (Print) 0277-3740 (Linking)
Accession Number6400579
Keywords*Corneal Transplantation, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Candidiasis / *transmission, Cornea / microbiology, Endophthalmitis / *etiology, Female, Humans

Transmission by microbial infection from donor to host during penetrating keratoplasty is of continuing concern to corneal transplant surgeons. Eye banks routinely use antibiotic and/or antiseptic solutions to pretreat donor eyes used for transplantation, but specific antifungal agents are not given. We report a case of Candida albicans endophthalmitis that occurred after using a donor eye found to have Candida positive cultures.

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