Clinical outcomes good in pediatric series of corneal ulcers

PARIS — Infectious keratitis is a serious cause of ocular morbidity in children, potentially causing amblyopia and severe, permanent visual impairment.
With that in mind, Oriel Spierer, MD, and colleagues undertook a retrospective analysis of microbial ulcerative keratitis in pediatric cases at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute over a 24-year period. A total of 107 patients (108 eyes), mean age 13 years, with corneal ulcers were included.
Regarding risk factors, 77.6% of the patients were contact lens wearers, Spierer told colleagues at the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and

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