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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 121-123

Research Article

Clinico-microbial correlation of suppurative keratitis

D K Sindal1, Smita D Javadekar2, Rakhee B Khatiwala3*

1Professor and HOD, 2Associate Professor, 3Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Objectives: 1) To determine the correlation between the clinical characteristics and micro-biological profile of the Suppurative corneal ulcer. 2)To study the mode of onset, contributing and precipitating factors for Suppurative Corneal ulcer. 3) To identify different types of micro-organisms involved in suppurative corneal ulcer and determine the commonest causative organism. Result: Farmers (p value- 0.001) and labourers (p value-0.005) were the most affected. The corneal ulcer was more prevalent in the months of Nov-Jan (p value- 0.005) and May-July (p value- 0.0001). Amongst the ocular predisposing factors, ocular injury (p value-0.0002) with vegetative matter and chronic dacryocystitis (p value- 0.001) were the most common. Staphylococcus aureus and Fusarium were the most common isolate found. And no significant difference was found in clinical diagnosis and microbiological profile.