Bacteriologic profile of the conjunctiva in the patients with dry eye.

@article{Hori2008BacteriologicPO,
  title={Bacteriologic profile of the conjunctiva in the patients with dry eye.},
  author={Yuichi Hori and Naoyuki Maeda and Masako Sakamoto and Shizuka Koh and Tomoyuki Inoue and Yasuo Tano},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={
          729-34
        }
}
PURPOSE To assess the conjunctival bacterial profiles in dry eye and their fluoroquinolone susceptibility patterns. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. METHODS Sixty-seven female patients with dry eye (29 with Sjögren syndrome and 38 without Sjögren syndrome) who received artificial tears were enrolled at Osaka University Hospital in Japan. Twenty-three patients received additional topical steroids. Twenty-six puncta were occluded with plugs. Cultures were obtained with conjunctival… CONTINUE READING

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