Comparison of polymerase chain reaction and standard microbiological techniques in presumed bacterial corneal ulcers

@article{Panda2014ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of polymerase chain reaction and standard microbiological techniques in presumed bacterial corneal ulcers},
  author={Anita Panda and Tajinder Pal Singh and Geeta Satpathy and Meenakshi Wadhwani and Monika Matwani},
  journal={International Ophthalmology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35},
  pages={159-165}
}
To assess utility of PCR in the diagnosis of bacterial corneal ulcer and to compare sensitivity and specificity of this technique with conventional laboratory methods. A prospective nonrandomized investigative study conducted on 122 eyes of presumed bacterial keratitis. Samples were collected for bacterial and fungal culture and Gram stain smear. A separate… CONTINUE READING