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SYMPOSIUM
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-207

Distinguishing infective versus noninfective keratitis


Department of Cornea and External Eye Diseases, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India

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C N Prashanth
Department of Cornea and External Eye Diseases, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.40358

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For the purpose of this symposium, the term "keratitis" implies suppurative nonviral and viral keratitis. Corneal ulcers have been described in ancient literature. But even today, despite the availability of a wide range of newer antimicrobials and new diagnostic techniques, infective keratitis continues to pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. This article focuses on the key diagnostic clinical features of the most common organisms causing infective keratitis - bacteria, fungi, viruses, nocardia and acanthamoeba - in India. While the clinical features in some cases are fairly straightforward, most cases challenge the clinician. We describe the salient clinical features which can help arrive at a diagnosis to begin appropriate treatment immediately, prior to the laboratory report.


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