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Late-onset Klebsiella oxytoca flap-margin-related corneal ulcer following laser in situ keratomileusis.
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PMID:  21782101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 45-year-old woman developed a spontaneous flap-margin-related corneal ulcer 11 years after the original laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedure. Two enhancements had been performed; the most recent was 3 years prior to presentation. Cultures were positive for a heavy growth of Klebsiella oxytoca. The ulcer responded clinically to topical treatment with fortified cefazolin. Eighteen days after presentation, the infiltrate had resolved and the cornea had fully epithelialized. To our knowledge, this is the first report of post-LASIK infectious keratitis caused by K oxytoca. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
Sonia N Yeung; Alejandro Lichtinger; Peter Kim; Maoz D Amiran; Allan R Slomovic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1873-4502     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1551-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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