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      Late bacterial keratitis after implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments.

      Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

      Adult, Clostridium Infections, diagnosis, drug therapy, etiology, Clostridium perfringens, isolation & purification, Cornea, microbiology, Corneal Stroma, surgery, Device Removal, Drug Therapy, Combination, therapeutic use, Eye Infections, Bacterial, Female, Gentamicins, Humans, Keratitis, Prostheses and Implants, Prosthesis Implantation, adverse effects, Rifamycins, Staphylococcal Infections, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Ticarcillin, Vancomycin

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          We report a case of bacterial keratitis that occurred after implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments (Intacs). The patient presented with decreased vision, inflammation, and stromal infiltrates localized at the extremity of an Intacs channel 3 months after surgery. Culture were positive for Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The infiltrates progressed despite treatment with topical fortified and systemic antibiotics. The Intacs were removed. The keratitis slowly resolved, and the patient recovered a best corrected visual acuity of 20/20.

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