Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-

Author's reply


Samar K Basak, Sukumar Basak, Ayan Mohanta, Arup Bhowmick 
 Disha Eye Hospitals & Research Centre, Barrackpore, West Bengal- 700 120, India

Correspondence Address:
Samar K Basak
Disha Eye Hospitals & Research Centre, Barrackpore, West Bengal- 700120
India




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Dear Editor,

We thank Dr. Thomas and colleagues for making very pertinent suggestion based on their vast experiences on our article. [1]

We fully agree with them regarding the improved methodology of inoculation of corneal scrapes. It may be possible to recover some bacteria including the slow growing bacteria. We have followed the guidelines mentioned in the article by Srinivasan et al . [2] In their study, they had incubated for a maximum of 48 hours.

We also appreciate the suggestion regarding correlation of risk factors and the type of organism ultimately isolated. In fact, we are now trying to work on that.

References

1Basak SK, Basak S, Mohanta A, Bhowmick A. Epidemiological and microbiological diagnosis of suppurative keratitis in Gangetic West Bengal, eastern India. Indian J Ophthalmol 2005;53 : 17-22.
2 Srinivasan M, Gonzales CA, George C, Cevallos V, Mascarenhas JM, Asokan B, et al . Epidemiology and aetiological diagnosis of corneal ulceration in Madurai, south India. Br J Ophthalmol 1997;8:965-71.