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PURPOSE To study the epidemiological characteristics and laboratory diagnosis of fungal keratitis seen at a tertiary eye care referral centre in South India. METHODS A retrospective review of all culture-proven fungal keratitis seen over a 3-year period, September 1999 through August 2002. RESULTS Fungal aetiology were confirmed in 1095 (34.4%) of 3183(More)
PURPOSE To study the epidemiological characteristics of bacterial keratitis seen at a tertiary eye care referral centre in south India. METHODS A retrospective review of medical records of all culture-positive bacterial keratitis which were seen over a 3 years period, from September 1999 through August 2002 was performed. After clinical evaluation corneal(More)
PURPOSE To identify the specific microbial pathogens responsible for corneal ulceration in South India and compare these profiles with other series. METHODS All patients with infectious keratitis who presented between 20th September 1999 and 31st March 2001 were evaluated. They were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and corneal scrapings were performed(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the in-vitro efficacy of commonly used antibacterials against bacterial pathogens from corneal ulcers. METHODS We evaluated 596 patients seen over 18 months, period, September 1999 through March 2001. Corneal scrapings were subjected to microscopy and cultures using standard protocols. Antibacterial susceptibility of isolated bacteria(More)
Middle ear myoclonus is one of the causes of clicking tinnitus and can be psychologically distressing. Current management of intractable clicking includes medication or tenotomy. Two cases with spontaneous intrusive irregular clicking are presented where relief and a sense of control were obtained using non-invasive self - administered zygomatic pressure.(More)
OBJECTIVE To report left-sided peripheral vestibular failure as the cause of dizziness in a 12-year-old boy diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). DESIGN Retrospective case report with review of literature and discussion. SETTING Tertiary children's hospital. CONCLUSION We recommend proper vestibular assessment for CFS patients presenting(More)
PURPOSE To determine the risk factors, microbiological features, clinical features and other epidemiological characteristics of Nocardia keratitis seen at a tertiary eye care centre in south India. METHODS We evaluated 31 patients with Nocardia keratitis seen over two years, from September 1999 to September 2001. Corneal scrapings were subjected to(More)
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