Bacterial Keratitis following Radial Keratotomy

  title={Bacterial Keratitis following Radial Keratotomy},
  author={Kirk R. Wilhelmus and Solomon I. Hamburg},
Suppurative keratitis due to Staphylococcus aureus occurred in a myopic female with atopic dermatitis 10 days after radial keratotomy. A small perforation in the infected radial incision reopened during antibacterial therapy and was repaired with cyanoacrylate adhesive. Residual corneal scarring produced with-the-rule astigmatism, but uncorrected visual acuity improved to 20/25. 
28 Citations
Delayed‐onset Pseudomonas keratitis after radial keratotomy
  • J. A. Procope
  • Medicine
  • Journal of cataract and refractive surgery
  • 1997
Late‐onset Pseudomonas keratitis in a patient with four radial incisions and no history of contact lens wear is contrary to previous reports. Expand
Late development of ulcerative keratitis in radial keratotomy scars.
It is hypothesize that the altered structure of the slowly healing keratotomy incisions coupled with redistribution of the tear film due to changes in corneal topography may result in intermittent epithelial irregularities, which alone or in conjunction with any form of mechanical or hypoxic cornea injury, may predispose to cornea infection. Expand
Delayed keratitis after radial keratotomy.
This is the first report in the literature of delayed keratitis occurring as a late complication after radial keratotomy, and delayed wound healing and epithelial inclusion cysts are likely causes. Expand
Keratitis complicated by endophthalmitis 3 years after astigmatic keratotomy
Vigorous, early treatment and close follow-up seem justifiable in any keratitis associated with a keratotomy incision, as this case demonstrates the potential risk of endophthalmitis developing very shortly after late ker atitis of AK incisions. Expand
Peripheral ulcerative keratitis triggered by bacterial conjunctivitis.
This report highlights the role of infection as a triggeringagent in the induction of PUK in an otherwise quiescent cornea in a 60-year-old lady following acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Expand
Bacterial keratitis after radial keratotomy.
Gram-negative rods were the predominant pathogens in late-onset keratitis (4 of 6 infections) and Gram-positive cocci were implicated in all three postoperative infections. Expand
Mycobacterium chelonei keratitis after radial keratotomy.
Two patients who had undergone radial keratotomy developed delayed postoperative infectious keratitis, and in one there was complete resolution of the corneal infiltrates with medical therapy alone, while in the other patient's lesions initially appeared to resolve with medical treatment, she eventually required cornea transplantation. Expand
Keratoreformation by contact lenses after radial keratotomy
  • C. Astin
  • Medicine
  • Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians
  • 1991
Corneal and refractive changes that are revealed even when correctly lining lenses are worn 1–5 years postoperatively indicate that lens wear may influence corneal topography and refraction even several years after radial keratotomy. Expand
Visual impairment following radial keratotomy. A cluster of cases.
Thirteen patients who underwent radial keratotomy developed complications leading to visual impairment. Three eyes were legally blind. Two groups of complications were seen: those common to surgicalExpand
Corneal infection after radial keratotomy
The study shows that corneal infection is a potential complication of RK, and persistent postoperative irritation should be carefully observed to ensure early diagnosis and prompt therapy. Expand