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Development of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Keratitis in a Dry Eye Patient With a Therapeutic Contact Lens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22543732     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: : The aim was to report a case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) keratitis possibly associated with the use of a silicone hydrogel soft contact lens in a patient with dry eye.
METHODS: : This is a case report.
RESULTS: : A 61-year-old woman who wore a silicone hydrogel lens as therapy for filamentary keratitis with severe dry eye presented with pain and redness in her left eye. She developed severe keratitis with ulceration and hypopyon. The MRSA grew in the culture, and intensive systemic and topical antibiotics resolved the corneal keratitis.
CONCLUSIONS: : The MRSA may cause infectious keratitis associated with silicone hydrogel contact lens therapy.
Shizuka Koh; Naoyuki Maeda; Takeshi Soma; Yuichi Hori; Motokazu Tsujikawa; Hitoshi Watanabe; Kohji Nishida
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eye & contact lens     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1542-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eye Contact Lens     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160941     Medline TA:  Eye Contact Lens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology (S.K, N.M, T.S, M.T, H.W., K.N.), Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan; and Department of Ophthalmology (Y.H.), Toho University Sakura Medical School, Chiba, Japan.
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