Corneal infections after implantation of intracorneal ring segments.

  title={Corneal infections after implantation of intracorneal ring segments.},
  author={Ana Lu{\'i}sa Hofling-Lima and Bruno de Lira Castelo Branco and Andr{\'e} C Romano and Mauro Silveira de Queiroz Campos and Hamilton Moreira and Daniela P J Miranda and S{\'e}rgio Kwitko and Denise de Freitas and Fabio Henrique Cacho Casanova and Marta de Filippi Sartori and Paulo Schor and Luciene Souza},
  volume={23 6},
PURPOSE To report risk factors, clinical course, and outcome in patients with infectious keratitis following implantation of intracorneal ring segments (ICRS). METHODS The records of 8 patients with culture-proven infectious keratitis after ICRS (Ferrara or Intacs) implantation were retrospectively reviewed. Age, gender, corneal findings, ocular abnormalities, the condition that led to ICRS implantation, immediate prior use of a contact lens, elapsed time between implantation and the onset of… CONTINUE READING