Phil Y F Chen

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PURPOSE To identify the change in clinical and microbiological profiles of pediatric microbial keratitis in Taiwan between 1998-2002 and 2008-2012. DESIGN Retrospective, observational study. METHOD setting: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, a referral center in Taiwan. patient population: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 68 eyes of 67(More)
PURPOSE To report the surgical outcome of therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (TPKP) using glycerol-preserved donor corneas in severe infective keratitis. METHODS Glycerol-preserved corneas were obtained from the recipient corneas of the patients who underwent optical penetrating keratoplasty and preserved in glycerol. Eight eyes of 8 patients (3 men/5(More)
Purpose. Alternaria spp. are an uncommon cause of mycotic keratitis. Previous studies on Alternaria keratitis have generally been limited to case reports. We examined the clinical characteristics of Alternaria keratitis in this study. Methods. The characteristics and outcomes of 7 patients with culture-proven Alternaria keratitis treated in our hospital(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the distribution, current trends, and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of bacterial keratitis isolates over 10 years. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the microbiology records of all corneal scrapings undertaken for cultures at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital from 2003 through 2012. We identified bacterial isolates and verified(More)
PURPOSE Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an important opportunistic pathogen but an uncommon cause of corneal infections. This study aimed to report the clinical features, antibiotic susceptibility, treatments, and visual outcomes of S. maltophilia keratitis. METHODS The medical records of 21 patients with culture-proven S. maltophilia-associated(More)
We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study to analyze predisposing factors, clinical features, and microbiological characteristics of patients with microbial keratitis hospitalized over 10 years.The medical records of 558 patients who were diagnosed with microbial keratitis and admitted to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), a referral center in(More)
Retained Descemet's membrane is a rare complication of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). The membrane can become progressively opaque and threaten the health of the corneal graft. We report such a case involving a 53-year-old man. Simultaneous surgical removal of the membrane and phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation were performed 3 months(More)
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