Empirical or culture-guided therapy for microbial keratitis? A plea for data.

@article{Mcdonnell1996EmpiricalOC,
  title={Empirical or culture-guided therapy for microbial keratitis? A plea for data.},
  author={P J Mcdonnell},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={84-7}
}
In the United States, about 30,000 bacterial corneal ulcers are treated annually. Compared with 100, or even 20, years ago ophthalmologists today have available to them many diagnostic tools (including special media and bacterial identification techniques), and in impressive assortment of antibiotics. Many reviews and book chapters describe the uses of microbiologic studies--from Gram and Giemsa staining to media inoculation to immunofluorescence and even molecular genetics--to identify… CONTINUE READING