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Infectious keratitis in Aseer Central Hospital (ACH) (Retrospective study)

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First Author: m.shehri SAUDI ARABIA

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To describe the clinical features of infectious keratitis and to analyze the factors associated with poor visual outcome.


Aseer Central Hospital Abha city south region, Saudi Arabia


We retrospectively reviewed the predisposing factors, clinical findings, isolated organisms, complications, and visual outcomes of patients with infectious keratitis examined between January 2012 and June 2014 at Asser Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia.


20 patients with keratitis identified 14 females and 6 males.14 (70%) had preceding inciting factors. Cl trauma and ocular surgery was the most common. Contact lens and trauma groups had shorter latency when compared with post surgery cases. Pseudomonas was the most commonly identified pathogens. All cases received empirical antimicrobial therapy and early scraping (median 2 days) was performed in 17 eyes (75%). Two eyes require eye eyeball removal (one trauma and one post ocular surgery). 60% had post treatment vision of >20/200. Poor visual outcome was associated late ER arrival, poor vision at presentation and long duration of admission.


Infectious microbial keratitis is a vision treating disease early surgical debridement and proper antimicrobial therapy can salvage eyes. Post surgery grope, poor vision at presentation and longer hospitalization were poor prognostic factors.

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