Microbial Colonization and Antibacterial Resistance Patterns after Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To characterize the bacterial and fungal flora colonizing the ocular surface of eyes with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) and to determine the prevalence of resistance to antibiotics. Culture positivity and antibiotic resistance rates in eyes with KPro are compared with those of eyes after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) as well as control eyes.Design: Cross-sectional, case-control study.Participants and Controls: A total of 75 eyes of 75 patients (25 KPro eyes, 25 PKP eyes, and 25 control eyes) were recruited from the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada) Ophthalmology Department.Methods: The inferior bulbar conjunctiva was sampled (Read more...)

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