Pseudomonas corneoscleritis

TitlePseudomonas corneoscleritis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsAlfonso E, Kenyon KR, Ormerod LD, Stevens R, Wagoner MD, Albert DM
JournalAm J Ophthalmol
Pagination90 - 8
Date PublishedJan 15
ISSN0002-9394 (Print) 0002-9394 (Linking)
Accession Number3541633
Keywords*Sclera / microbiology, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cornea / microbiology, Corneal Transplantation, Drug Contamination, Female, Humans, Inflammation / etiology / therapy, Keratitis / etiology / *therapy, Male, Ophthalmic Solutions / adverse effects, Postoperative Complications / therapy, Pseudomonas Infections / *therapy

We evaluated three cases of Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneoscleritis, one associated with the use of contaminated eyedrops; another in an elderly, debilitated patient; and the third in a patient who had previously undergone penetrating keratoplasty. In the first two cases, control of the infection was achieved by intensive antibiotic therapy alone. The third case required evisceration of the eye following spontaneous perforation at the site of scleral involvement. Histopathologic findings showed persistence of the organism in the sclera despite intensive antibiotic therapy for six days.

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