Clinical and Microbiological Profile of Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty Infectious Keratitis in Failed and Clear Grafts

In their recent article, Constantinou and associates reported clinical outcomes in patients who experienced infectious keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty. Their principal conclusion was that “prolonged use of corticosteroid eye drops is a major risk factor for the occurrence of postkeratoplasty infectious keratitis in failed and clear grafts.” Although there are many reasons to believe that topical corticosteroid use may predispose a patient to infection, the data presented in their article do not support such a conclusion. To evaluate the risk of corticosteroid use on the development of infectious keratitis in this setting, data regarding steroid use would be required not (Read more...)

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