Speaker: Incidence of atypical organisms increasing

NEW ORLEANS — The incidence of atypical organisms is on the rise, and the organisms are likely to appear in ophthalmologists’ offices, Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD, said here at Cornea Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.Hammersmith referred to Acanthamoeba keratitis as a “particularly pesky” organism. There was a marked increase in incidence starting in 2004 and peaking in 2007 with the outbreak related to Complete MoisturePlus (Abbott Medical Optics), she said.The incidence of fungal keratitis also began increasing in 2004, peaking with the outbreak linked to Renu (Read more...)

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