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OCULAR INFECTION UPDATE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-17

Adjunctive therapies for bacterial keratitis


1 Anterior Segment Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Anterior Segment Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital; Uveitis Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Correspondence Address:
David C Gritz
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 N. Wolfe St., Wolf 475, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_264_16

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Bacterial keratitis is the most common type among all types of infectious keratitis. Currently, antibiotics are the main-stay of treatment. The objective of this systematic review is to review published clinical studies which discuss the adjunctive treatment of bacterial keratitis to guide clinical decision-making. We reviewed the role of a variety of medications and surgeries which can help in managing bacterial keratitis complications, which include as thinning, perforation, and impaired wound healing. We have included appropriate animal and laboratory studies, case reports and case series, and randomized clinical trials regarding each therapy.


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