Bacterial flora in relation to cataract extraction. I. Material, methods and preoperative flora.

@article{Fahmy1975BacterialFI,
  title={Bacterial flora in relation to cataract extraction. I. Material, methods and preoperative flora.},
  author={J A Fahmy and Sabine Moller and Michael Weis Bentzon},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica},
  year={1975},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          458-75
        }
}
The conjunctival flora of 499 patients was studied the day before cataract extraction, no antibiotics or chemotherapeutical agents had been used before admission. Staphylococcus albus was by far the most common micro-organism (95.4%), followed by corynebacteria (44%), Staphylococcus aureus (14.9%), gram-negative bacilli (7.8%) and pneumo-streptococci (4.4%). Corynebacteria was isolated more frequently in the presence of S. albus, while S. aureus and gram-negative bacilli were found more… CONTINUE READING

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